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Dorothy Anderson

Dorothy Anderson

Dorothy Anderson, whose business is Dot’s World of Valley Springs, is a new member with embroidered artwork and Christmas greeting cards featuring needlework designs are currently available at the Arkansas Craft Gallery, member cooperative just off the Square, Mountain View.

After traveling for 30 years with her husband Bobby, who was in the Army, they retired to the Ozarks. Dorothy took a Master Art class at the ICS School of Art, and studied for many years with art teacher Jo Rowell. She took woodcarving with Jack Ryan at the North Arkansas College, Harrison. After taking classes with AR-EHC in sewing and crochet, she became a Master instructor in these crafts, teaching at North Arkansas College EDU-Continuing Education. 

Her teaching experience is being put to good use currently as an instructor at the Arkansas Craft School in Mountain View.  She enjoys spending time with students and sharing her knowledge, while adding to her own skills. Her skill set includes hand embroidery, quilting, crocheting, wood carving, wood burning, pen and ink, colored pencil, acrylic and oil painting.

As a member of The Palette Art League, Yellville, she is included in their book,  “The Art and Artists of the Ozarks, Vol. 1.”   She also has two other books,  compiled and illustrated by Dorothy Anderson, “Ready – Set – Sew” and “Frank and Firsco’s Great Adventure.”   Original artwork for Dot’s embroidered pictures is by artist Carole T. Jones, also a member of the ArkansasCraft Guild, whom she met at the Palette Art League. “She was impressed with my hand work and she wanted me to do some of her pictures, giving me permission to use any and all of her pictures.”  Dorothy will do embroidered pictures by request, dotsworld@yellville.net.  All one has to do is send a picture of their pet or whatever and a deposit of $50.00, with full payment due upon completion.

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