Salley Mavor learned to sew as a child and has been using a needle and thread ever since. She is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design and has been a working artist for 40 years. Her picture book, Pocketful of Posies: A Treasury of Nursery Rhymes, won the 2011 Boston Globe–Horn Book Award. Her popular how-to book of doll projects, Felt Wee Folk: New Adventures, is in its second edition. Mavor works in her home studio in Falmouth, Massachusetts.