About Connie Blair
Connie Blair spent 33 years teaching art outside of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She always had an interest in various fabric techniques, so after retiring in 2008, she enrolled in bead embroidery and felting classes at the Society for Contemporary Crafts in Pittsburgh, PA. Connie fell in love with the felting process and has combined her love of flowers and felting in her creations. Using wet, nuno, and needle felting techniques, she focuses on unique accessories such as hats, three-dimensional flowers, scarves, and cuffs. As her enjoyment of the process grew, she began marketing her felt items at various shows and art centers in Latrobe and Greensburg, PA. Connie is a member of the Craftsmen’s Guild of Pittsburgh. Her work is sold year round at the Museum of American Art in Greensburg, Idea Shops of Shadyside, Splurge of Fox Chapel and Songbird Artistry of Pittsburgh. Connie has participated in Arts Festivals like The Fair in the Park, Mt Lebanon Artists Market, Art in the Wild and Ligonier Country Market.
In 1989, Connie started her business, Tender Blossoms. Her love of gardening and appreciation of flowers led her to preserving flowers from weddings and special occasions. The flowers are arranged on a background and sealed in an oval frame or shadow box. This part of her business continues today. If you are interested in this service you can contact Connie through this website. Tender Blossoms is currently based near Greensburg, PA.
This website allows new and existing customers the opportunity to buy her pieces online. Thank you for visiting.