Katy Elliott

A daily design journal about new england life, home decorating resources, and renovating a 257-year-old house in Marblehead, MA.

Helen Parker Textiles

Posted on | July 11, 2005 | 1 Comment

What a delightful store and concept! Helen Parker Textiles is located in the seaside town of Rockport, MA. Visit her retail store and you will see first hand how Helen makes her one of kind textiles.

Hand-printed table lines, pillows, and scarves are made in her studio everyday. Helen invites you to explore her working studio and learn the process behind her creations. You will be able to see the actual buckets of dyes, fabrics, and test pieces Helen uses to make her spectacular textiles.

Helen is sweet and charismatic as she explains how she develops her screen prints and batik fabrics. Her style is very spontaneous and intuitive. She enjoys the open studio atmosphere and how it allows her to interact and explore ideas with her clients.

Visit Helen in her Rockport Studio or call 978-546-8050 for more information.

Garden Leaf Sculptures

Posted on | July 4, 2005 | Comments Off on Garden Leaf Sculptures

I found these gorgeous beauties at a local Art Festival. The handmade leaf sculptures are made using large common leaves found in backyards and fields native to Massachusetts.

Each sculpture is outstanding! A leaf is used only once before it’s discarded. Using a leaf just one time allows the sculpture to have the greatest amount of texture and relief.

The sculptures are large and just heavy enough not to blow away in the wind. Rest the large leaves in a garden, next to a brick pathway, or on a porch. I am imagining mine on a large glass coffee table. How brilliant!

The sculptures range in price from $45.00 to $95.00. They can be shipped for an additional cost. Contact Gerda Maaskant by phone, 978-443-0319 or by e-mail, gemaaskant@yahoo.com for more information.

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