Over the past few months I have had so much fun dying silk scarves! It has been a rewarding creative outlet for me while it also provides much appreciated cash. As some of you know I pretty much spent the last decade in Graduate Studies. That was also very satisfying but it required a full time commitment and a load of funds. At the end of it all I was tired but pleased.
I am now in private practice as a Registered Counselling Therapist-Candidate in Bridgewater at Harmony Health as well as Mahone Bay. I love my work. I feel enormously privileged to be able to hold a space for suffering. This work is also demanding so having a creative outlet is essential for me. The scarves are the perfect answer, at least for now.
Playing with colour through dyes is new for me and I have not worked with fabric for many years. I just sort of fell into it much like when I became a potter 40 years ago. That lasted a decade so we’ll see how long I play with dye and silk and wool. For no I am really loving it. It is not just about the finished product, as with most creative work I have done, it is about the process. Mixing colours, developing unique patterns on each scarf tweaks my interest. It reminds me of opening the kiln after each crystalline glaze firing to see just what magic had occurred.
My scarves are individually designed and dyed at my home outside of Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada. The scarves come in a variety of weights. Chiffon and Habotai silk just right for breezy summer evenings. Silk and wool or stone washed silk de chine to warm up a cold winter day. As well as varying in the weight of the fabric, the scarves vary in size. Most are rectangular, 11″ x 60″ but some are wider and some are square. Each scarf is unique.
Now available at:
Luna Spa and Boutique in Chester Come to their open house on Dec. 5, 10-3
Northern Sun Gallery and Gifts in Mahone Bay
Lillieth Boutique in Liverpool
Breathe Easy on Montague Street in Lunenburg
The Kitchen Witch on King Street in Bridgewater