A Closer Look Embroidered Pillow

Combining traditional quilting with a love of geometry, these embroidered pillows feature ornate mandalas.
created by

Melissa Youngleson

$66.00 $ 34.99

Melissa Youngleson created by

Melissa Youngleson

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In Stitches

Blending her love of math, geometry, and street style with traditional quilting techniques, artist Melissa Youngleson created this intricate embroidered pillow. Highlighted by the ornate symmetry of a mandala, the eye-catching medallion is made up of a series of both contemporary motifs and spiritual symbols. Made in Brooklyn, NY.

Sold individually.

Melissa Youngleson

created by

Melissa Youngleson



Originally from South Brooklyn, I started my career in art and design doing photography. This eventually evolved into graphic design and production management for street wear apparel brands in NYC that lasted over a decade. I decided to slow down the pace of life and moved to Hawaii in 2008, where my aesthetic slowly changed from the edgy, sarcastic and sometimes slightly vulgar design style to something more optimistic and beauty driven. I started working with a renowned traditional Hawaiian quilter, helping to develop her design patterns into a book collection. I am a math geek, so I was excited by the symmetry and geometrics of the process. I thought creating a beautiful quilted pillow that incorporated my street style with a traditional art would truly produce something unique. This was the beginning of a series that takes non-traditional motifs and marries them into this beautiful quilting technique.

Made in the USA
Made from
plastic, cotton, poly fill
16" L x 16" W
Remove pillow cover and wash separately, lay flat to dry.
Sold individually.
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