hand painted scarves

from the coast of Maine






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These scarves are designed to satisfy the senses balancing the art of the hand with the seduction of color on great fabrics.

Each is painted one at a time, with particular effects resulting from how the dyes are mixed and applied with a brush on wet fabric.  Some colors migrate and create an outline, all have a soft watery appearance.


We design with the whole surface in it will look blowing on a clothesline, draped on a chair and tied to compliment what you wear in all seasons.                                                   


Gayle and Duncan






Gayle Slade Design is GAYLE Fraas and Duncan SLADE.  As artists, we work as Fraas-Slade and have been working with fiber-reactive dyes on natural fiber fabrics for a long time.  Most of our studio practice has resulted in dye painted and stitched textiles, essentially quilts, which explore the relationship of landscape and pattern. You can see more of this work at:


"North Woods Suite- Waterfall" 80 x 80" dye painted and printed on cotton,

machine and hand stitched.             Collection: John Nuveen, Inc. Chicago

Care and Handling of your scarf
  1. Hand wash in warm water with a drop of shampoo or dish detergent

  2. Rinse

  3. Roll in a towel to damp dry

  4. Hang scarf to dry

  5. Iron on silk setting if needed

  6. At any time you can refresh your scarf by ironing or tossing in q warm dryer for a few minutes