The Wondermakers Collective is a collaborative embroidery project created by Mindy Sue Meyers and Jenna Freimuth.
Our name The Wondermakers was conceived by the idea of simply wondering what we could make together. Individually Mindy makes embellished, abstract soft sculptures and Jenna draws lush, patterned illustrations. As we navigated how to blend our unique artistic styles into a long-distance collaboration, a series of densely embroidered pieces started to emerge.
Each embroidery starts with one of us putting down some stitches and then mailing it off to the other person. Nothing is drawn out ahead of time or preplanned. Every embroidery is a response to the other’s mark-making and a metaphysical representation of our two styles colliding. Now several years into this art project, our work has cumulated into a collection of dynamic pieces that explore curiosity disruption, and wonder.
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Mindy Sue Meyers
Soft Sculpture & Textiles
Mindy Sue Meyers is an artist and mother who works out of her home studio in Upper Michigan. She makes soft sculpture that explores the intersection of childhood memory and experiences in motherhood. Mindy has an MFA from Arizona State University with a concentration in fibers. She has previously worked as an associate lecturer of art at the University of Wisconsin Fond du Lac and the University of Wisconsin Green Bay. Mindy has an extensive exhibition record and has taught many textile-based workshops. She survives on coffee, enjoys watching vintage television shows, and listening to 80’s music.
Illustrator & Surface Designer
Happily residing in Minneapolis, MN, Jenna Freimuth likes to make coffee and beautiful things. With a BA Degree in Studio Arts from the University of Wisconsin - Green Bay, Jenna has built a freelance career illustrating for clients and collaborating with other artists. Working from her home studio, she enjoys building abundant floral patterns, stitching abstract embroideries, and drawing cat lady portraits. When not chipping away at a project, Jenna can be found playing board games with her husband or watching old episodes of The Office.