Stenciling by Michele
Hollick has been making floorcloths for over thirty years. For many years she was one of the judges and later the chairperson for SALI (Stencil Artisan League, now IDAL) and their certification process. They would jury each applicant’s work at an annual convention. Many applied but few passed the rigorous test.
Stenciling is Hollick’s passion. Each time you lift off the stencil it is amazing to see what appears. She loves the work of the early stencilers and has been fortunate to tour homes in New England that have original Moses Eaton and Rufus Porter work. In the past she has been recognized in Early American Life and the top 200 Craftsmen. Her work appears in many magazines and books about decorating homes from the late 1700-early 1800’s. Hollick participates in many shows like the League of NH Craftsmen and sells to places like Colonial Williamsburg.
Hollick has done work for the Franklin Pierce homestead in NH, and Harriet Beecher Stowe house at Bowdin College.