About The Artist
When I was growing up, I loved playing with my Grandmother’s scarves. For me they became capes, dresses, doll clothes, treasure bags, unique gift wrappings, and more! The only limitation for their uses was my own imagination. As I grew older, I began to collect scarves of my own.
In my teenage years, my creativity and imagination found a home in the world of theatre. Here my love for all things fiber lead me into the costume shops that every theatre relies on. I not only learned how to sew fantastic creations, but created armor, wigs, hats and jewelry. I also learned how to take something new and distress it to make it look old, how to transform something plan into a costume fit for a queen, and how to take a costume and make it visibly represent all of the drama the character it was for was going through.
These processes of alteration lead me to the fascinating world of dyework. With a bit of powder, some cloth, a splash of this and a sprinkle of that, suddenly I had something that looked nothing like what I started with. This ancient alchemy fascinated me, and I spent a large portion of my time in the Costume Design program at Michigan State University examining how what dye works on what fabrics in what ways.
After working in the professional theatre making other people’s visions and dreams come true, starting my own studio allows me to share my own visions and dreams. I’ve chosen to share my lifelong love of scarves, and I hope you find them the perfect way to add a touch of magic to your everyday life.
About The Ethics of Golden Raven Studio
Golden Raven Studio believes that art should enrich the lives of others, and does everything possible to realize this goal. As a part of this effort, we seek to foster social and environmental responsibility, in the belief that one business can make a difference. Supplies are purchased from companies who share our vision, and who treat their workers ethically. Golden Raven Studio also takes active steps to reduce production waste, conserve water, reuse materials where possible, and works with businesses who feel the same.
Some of the things we are doing:
-Using non-petroleum based cleaning products.
-Our bags and tissue paper for wrapping are made in the U.S.A. and are produced with post-consumer recycled material.
-Our fabric detergent and conditioner are made in the U.S.A.