Friday, July 15, 2011


I'd like to introduce you to one of our featured artisans, Linda Mackey. She combines the two distinct fiber art techniques of shibori and nuno-felting to create her beautiful one of a kind wearable art pieces. Her work is influenced by geometric and linear patterns found in nature. The lightness and luminosity of the chiffon silk of the gorgeous scarves she creates add to their dramatic elegance. Please stop by when we open in August to see, touch and feel these unique accessories so you can truly appreciate the craftsmanship and beauty.

Linda also creates incredible collage abstracts combining shibori hand-dyed silk with nuno felting. Using wool as paint with yarn, silk and other embellishments she creates 3D felt paintings along with her scarves at her studio in Plymouth, MA.
Over the years, between raising a family and working as an Expressive Arts Therapist, I wanted to expand beyond the confines of a loom and began experimenting with an ancient Japanese dyeing technique known as Shibori. I perfected this dying technique creating vibrant patterns and designs and applied it to various types of silk clothing and accessories. In 2006, I developed an interest in felting and by chance, learned to apply a specialized nuno-felting technique to my shibori silk fibers. The results have been mesmerizing. They have enabled me to experience a creative renaissance as an artist. ~Linda
Check out Linda's website for an online gallery of her work and a detailed explanation of her techniques.

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