Art Fx # 38: “Hill Street Cushion” by Jen Manuell


Art Fx is a yearlong series on Huntsville Doppler featuring visual artists from the Huntsville area.

“Hill Street Cushion” by Jen Manuell of Fish Eye Sisters is an 18 “x 18” cushion with a bonded and quilted fabric front, with hand-dyed wool and free-form stitching, with velor at the bottom. ‘back and a down of feathers made in Canada insert.

“This is one of the pillows from my most recent collection, with over 80 different fabrics,” Jen explains. “The colors were inspired by a recent trip to Peggy’s Cove, especially the incredible lichen on the docks.

“Hill Street Cushion” is available online at fisheyesisters.ca for $ 230.

About the artist

Every cut, every pin, every stitch … every step of every Sisters Fish Eye the product is designed and handmade by myself, Jen Manuell.

As far back as I can remember, I have loved playing with colors and finding new ways of doing things.

Combining my love of textiles and dyeing wool, my truly unique woolen housewares are a modern twist to tradition. Woven wool flannel is my favorite material and it has featured in all of my recent work. I dye a lot of it myself so I can inject lots of patterns, colors and textures into each room. These subtle variations add so much interest.

Each piece is a unique composition. There are really no duplicates or copies – these are all original, timeless and functional pieces for your home. Everything is done with care and attention to detail in my home studio just north of Huntsville.

Find Jen and Fish Eye Sisters online at fisheyesisters.ca or on Instagram @fisheyesisters. Contact her at [email protected]

See more local art in Doppler’s Art Fx series here.

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