Scarves & more

When you visit my studio on Cape Breton Island, you’ll want to soak in the spectacular view of rolling dunes and ocean waves. Then you can look at my work-in-progress, along with hand-dyed scarves, fabric collages and cards, hand-dyed fat quarters for quiltmakers, and more. Most of these items are only available directly from the studio, but my first limited edition print is now available online (see below).

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I welcome visitors to my studio. You’ll find the best selection of my fine art quilts here and all the other handmade items. I'm often here working Monday to Saturday from 10 to 5 but please call first before making a special trip. On the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Sundays of June through mid-October, you'll find me along with other artisans and local food vendors at the nearby Mabou Farmers Market from 11 to 2.


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 cotton jersey or a cotton/silk blend  are good summer options.  

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 $85 for a large crépe de chine scarf.

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The large silk and rayon/silk devoré scarves are also available at several galleries on Cape Breton. Look for them at:

Inverness County Centre for the Arts, Inverness

Arts North, near Cape North

Cape Breton Centre for Craft and Design, Sydney; I have one or two fine art quilts here too.

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Coming Home is a signed limited edition print made from my original fine art quilt. The image size is 10 inches/25.5 cm x 7-1/4 inches/18.3 cm, slightly smaller than the actual quilt. It was printed in 12 colours and looks so three-dimensional that people want to touch it. You can order it here by using the PayPal button, for $30 plus $5 shipping.


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T-shirts printed as monotype prints with dye come in sizes from baby to adult. The photo on the left shows T-shirts in my dye studio ready to be rinsed.

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

fabric-packs.jpg I look forward to meeting you!