Maggy’s work can be found at The Island Gallery on Bainbridge Island in Washington.  The gallery features internationally recognized artists whose work takes traditional art forms in exciting new directions,

The gallery has work for sale on line, here is what they say about Maggy:

An experienced quilter and dressmaker, Austrian-born Maggy Pavlou came to felting quite recently. She lives and works in Los Alamos, New Mexico, fusing silk and fine Merino wool to create reversible coats, jackets, vests, scarves and shawls that resemble gauzy collages, or landscapes, inspired by the Mojave and Sonora deserts. The openings and stitched ridges in her designs produce three-dimensional garments with a lightweight, flowing drape. Maggie rarely plans her designs in advance, preferring to let each one-of-a-kind piece evolve spontaneously.

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Silk and felted wool jackets available from The Island Gallery


On the first of July I will be heading to Denver for the annual Cherry Creek Art Festival sponsored by the Denver Arts Council.  It is an amazing event, with 350,000 people attending over a three day period.  This is the second year that I have been accepted to be in this show.  About 3500 artists from all over the country apply every year, but only 234 are selected.  The jury process for this show is one of the toughest because it has very sophisticated clientele.  The wearable art category was added recently and this year there are only five wearable artists in the show.  I am one of them.

busy getting ready for Denver

busy getting ready for Denver

This year I have also been selected (with a total of only 27 aritsts) to be part of a preview show at the art patrons gala event held on Thursday afternoon and evening. These artists are also given the best exhibition spots and have dinner with the invited guests.

I am looking forward to meeting a lot of people who live in Colorado and who are  interested in what I am doing. I will see seeing people I have been dealing with via phone for fashion shows and various exhibits.


Come and say hello to me in Denver,
and see the new purses I am bringing.

“Maggy Pavlou calls the women of the Santa Fe Weaving Gallery her mentors. They offer aesthetic advice like which hues to avoid for different customer age groups and practical suggestions to elongate hemlines and enlarge armholes for American women…It’s still a thrill when she spots a person walking around Santa Fe wearing one of her creations, although she never identifies herself as the maker.”
(from the Fiberarts Magazine article)

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Look for me at booth #163 at the 19th Annual Cherry Creek Arts Festival in Denver, Colorado on July 3-5, 2009.

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“Object of Conversation” Ivory White and Cumin
Wool Felt/ Wet Felting Method, length 58″

Featured on the cover of the January/February 2009 Issue of Fibersarts magazine…


“Maggy Pavlou fuses fabric in alchemy of wool and water. Inside her second-story Los Alamos studio, a whisper-soft cloak of merino wool hugs a dress form, rows of holes honeycombing the hemline.  The Austrian-born Pavlou turned to wearable art after leaving a longtime career in retail management. She had picked up sewing and knitting in grade school in Graz, Austria’s second-largest city, but never took either craft seriously. Three years ago, a friend gave her some hand-dyed wool roving to play with and she decided to felt it, flattening the fibers with hot, soapy water and rubbing them with her hands to prompt the scales in the wool hairs to interlock.”

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Featured in the cover article "Maggy Pavlou: Felted Landscapes" by Kathaleen Roberts, in Jan/Feb 2009 issue of Fiberarts magazine.
Maggy Pavlou was given the Fiberarts Magazine Award for her Cactus Series Coat with Scarf during the 14th Annual ArtWear Fashion Week at the Lincoln Center in Fort Collins, Colorado, a benefit for the center's visual-arts program. This award is given to an artist whose work complements the aesthetic direction and mission of the magazine.
Outback Fibers Felting Fabric is needled prefelt wool batts imported from Australia. This felting fabric is the most innovative product on the market and is made from Extrafine Merino (20 microns) finely needled into pre-felt yardage, approximately 60" wide and 80" long, yet weighing only a few ounces. It is so sheer, one can see through it.
Kevin's wife, Diana, is the model in photos.