Scarves & more

When you visit my home studio on Cape Breton Island, you’ll want to soak up the spectacular view of rolling dunes and ocean waves. Then you can look at my work-in-progress, along with hand-dyed scarves, hand-dyed fat quarters for quiltmakers, collages, bookmarks, and prints. 

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I welcome visitors to my studio. Please call or email before you make a special trip, because I'm not always here. Monday to Saturday from 10 to 5 are usually the best times. 

Scarves   

My hand-dyed scarves are each one of a kind. Their designs are inspired by the sea and sky, hills and meadows, sunsets and wildflowers, and especially by the figures of lively Cape Breton square dances. The colours are permanent and the scarves are easy to care for. A pleasure to wear in all seasons, scarves are affordable luxuries and make wonderful gifts.

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The silk scarves, either lightweight China silk or the heavier crêpe de chine, have a loose, improvised, and contemporary style. Rayon/silk devoré scarves are very popular and range from muted pastels to brilliant rainbow tones. Lightweight rayon has a more informal look, and a cotton/silk blend is a good summer option.  

These scarves come in a variety of sizes and some of them are in the looped infinity style that’s so easy to wear. Prices range from $10 for a tiny silk scarf to tie around a ponytail, to $75 for a large crépe de chine scarf.

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Fabric packs   Hand-dyed fat quarters for quiltmakers or other artists are sold in bundles of many colours.

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