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Posts from the ‘Pontius Custom Pillows’ Category

Mina Loy

June 1st, 2013

Daniel Pontius


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The text is from Mina Loy’s Poem, There is No Life or Death. Read the complete poem and some of her others over hereThis pillow is from a group of text pillows–done free-hand on my sewing machine.  The fabric is dark oatmeal linen and the thread is this fantastic pink from my favorite embroidery shop, Des Fils et une Aiguille, in Paris.  The other pillows in the group, not shown, are similar and the quotes are at the very bottom of this page.

To see some of my past blogs on Mina Loy,  click one or both of those links. P1040918


The group of Grey Hmong Wedding Quilt Pillows— I just finished them this week– have  accent colors from a true pink to a pale peach.


Custom needlepoint pillow

November 5th, 2012

Daniel Pontius

I do all sorts of custom work. Most of it is not photographed.  This pillow is for a client who had this needlepoint stashed away in a closet for several years. She had seen some of my other work and gave me a call. I had free reign to do whatever I wanted. I had thought, fleas. French knots. Another swarm. I like swarms. See here and here.

I do custom pillows and some other more unsual jobs. Recently completed jobs are 8 pairs of  white linen curtains appliqued with 200 black bird silhouettes . Another was a 9′  tall sheer linen tent with appliqued flowers and scallop details. 

You Are one of Those

November 21st, 2009

Daniel Pontius

New Embroidered Pillows by Pontius Design. Vintage cotton on linen/lined with silk. Sustainable cotton fill inserts.



Pillows Textiles and Things

June 1st, 2009

Daniel Pontius

Apparently, I like a lot of color. The 19th c Morrocan Fez embroidery pillows are a custom job I finished up last week. They are alongside some Laotian embroideries silk on homespun cotton. There is also a handwoven red, blue, and white textile panel on the back that I think perhaps is from the Balkans or there about. Also, simple orange silk pillows that I did up for my vintage orange sofa.

Sunday Pillows

May 24th, 2009

Daniel Pontius

As I’m working on a line of new pillows, I am also doing custom pillows. These are a couple recent: sophisticated Vintage Nigerian textile pillows; and for another client who is a bit more exuberant, pillowcases out of a Dekoplus print from the 70’s.