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Dale Brandt Designs 2013....

Dale Brandt is a fiber artist living in the rural town of Pepperell, MA which borders southern NH. She is a graduate from Boston University School of Fine Arts, where she majored in design and sculpture. Her selected materials in college were wood and stone. Since that time, Dale has taken her love for organic materials and applied it to the use of naturally grown fibers. Like a fingerprint, each felted scarf is uniquely different in color and shape.
Dale is a one person operation. She works long hours out of her home, purchasing her materials from small grass-roots local suppliers of natural fibers such as merino, alpaca, llama, yak, camel, silk and bamboo. Most of her suppliers lovingly raise their own animals in small backyard ranches. No animals are ever harmed in the final shearing process. The fibers are then washed with soap and water and…

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  • Female
  • Born on August 7
  • Joined November 14, 2008

Favorite materials

all yummy wools, angora, alpaca, mohair, llama, Mulberry silk, Tussah silk, Bombex silk, sari silk, banana silk, exotic leathers, polymer clay

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About

Dale Brandt Designs 2013....

Dale Brandt is a fiber artist living in the rural town of Pepperell, MA which borders southern NH. She is a graduate from Boston University School of Fine Arts, where she majored in design and sculpture. Her selected materials in college were wood and stone. Since that time, Dale has taken her love for organic materials and applied it to the use of naturally grown fibers. Like a fingerprint, each felted scarf is uniquely different in color and shape.
Dale is a one person operation. She works long hours out of her home, purchasing her materials from small grass-roots local suppliers of natural fibers such as merino, alpaca, llama, yak, camel, silk and bamboo. Most of her suppliers lovingly raise their own animals in small backyard ranches. No animals are ever harmed in the final shearing process. The fibers are then washed with soap and water and combed or “carded” to remove any vegetable matter and grain from the coat. The wool can then be mixed with silk or bamboo into long workable hanks called “rovings.” The rovings can then be hand dyed in a kettle on the stove and designed into wearable art. The “felting” process of your scarf takes many hours of hand work. Using gentle soap and water, the wool is designed, agitated and molded into a yummy next-to-skin soft scarf. The process for each scarf from start to finish takes many hours, resulting in a totally unique scarf with its own shape and “personality.”

Care for your Dale Brandt Designs Scarf:
Hand wash in the sink, using cold water and a dab of shampoo. Blot scarf on terry towel. Gently reshape your scarf and let air dry flat on a towel… never use a washer or dryer. You can then iron your scarf if you wish on a warm “wool” setting. With proper care, your Dale Brandt Designs scarf will last for many years.
Enjoy! :>)

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