Making Scarves

We launched our unique SCARVES in Spring 2018 at the Bruce Museum in Greenwich.

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Each scarf travels from garden to camera to computer to fabric. The 5 yards of mulch and certain nefarious garden pests (like  azalea leaf gall) require much care over a lengthy period to yield beautiful flowers. It’s a labor of love.

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I love working in Photoshop to bring flowers to their natural potential. It’s always fun to compare the final image to its original photo. Sometimes, close, sometimes an interesting evolution.

For several years, I’ve been growing flowers in Litchfield, Connecticut to capture their natural beauty with my Nikon and use the images as design elements. I long searched for a medium that would allow me to translate the natural elements of light, color and nature into something to share with others. I create each design using photos from the garden. In most cases, each flower is color enhanced and silhouetted, then arranged to create the scarf design.  I’m thrilled to share their beauty with you.

cut and sew

When the fabric comes in, after inspection, I hand wash, hang to dry, and cut to size for sewing. I then stitch twice around each scarf to be sure the edges are secure. On chiffon, it’s a slow haul but the beautiful colors help!

 

 

Unlike our pillows, which we stock, scarves are printed on demand. Today, you can choose from seven designs. See them here!

Mary

Gardener, Photographer, Artist, Seamstress

(A Jacqueline of-All-Trades)