Our website has been refreshed for our 7th season. We open the bricks and mortar Gallerystore May 22-September, way Downeast in Lubec, Maine by the sea.
You may contact us: 207-733-2468. Or, via e-mail:
Thank you for your interest.
Come visit us this year to discover unexpected gifts found nowhere else in the world.
Shibori Silk Scarves
Nuno Felted Wool Scarves
Artworks to wear!
We will be posting new designs throughout our 2018 season for purchase at the gallery! A few new Shibori scarves are shown below. Many more are available at the gallery. You will be pleasantly surprised by our pricing for outstanding work by a lifetime professional artist who favors our gallery with her exquisite work created in her Lubec studio by the sea. Prices start at $45 for our small scarves (8x54), $60 (14x72), $120 (35x84), $140-$380 (54x108).
This exquisite lavender shawl is representative of SHIBORI hand-dyed silk. "SHIBORI" is a Japanese word which can mean "to wring, squeeze, or press".The term is used to describe the hand-dyed fabrics themselves or the intriguing techniques used to decorate fabrics which become one-of-a-kind creations using permanent dyes. In the hands of skilled artists, Shibori techniques can achieve patterning, design and color nuances which cannot be achieved by any other process. In our galleryshop we offer Shibori scarves made of pure silk and others made of 100% cotton. At times, we will have women's clothing made from Shibori cloth and cheerful Shibori t-shirts for children.
BELOW, please see a selection of Shibori scarves that will be available on May 22 when the gallery opens for the season.
"NUNO" is a Japanese word which means "fabric". Contemporary fiber artists have coined this term to describe the fabric made or the technique used to create lightweight and very delicate looking fabrics used for dramatic effect, especially nice for accessories such as scarves and wraps. Skilled artists can make nuno scarves that are as sheer as cobweb or thicker, depending on the enduse. Karen has made fabulous wraps that are popular for travelers to take on cruises. Her designs are not only extraordiarily beautiful but also carefree as they resist wrinkling and can be handwashed when necessary. It's all exciting work to see in the gallery. Come visit!
The scarves illustrated below are NUNO scarves. Most of them have been sold. They are primarily used for winter wear as the wool and silk make for lightweight insulation to beautify outfits and keep necks warm!
However, certain styles are being purchased by guests who arrive from cruise ships for a shopping spree in the ports where Karen's designs have been sold in past years such as the first silk wrap illustrated, teal silk with a black merino wool border. Karen creates that design in many different colors, all hand dyed and felted by hand.
Throughout the 2018 season, we will be adding new Shirbori scarves that are available for purchase in our gallery.