Announcement I'm pleased to be a part of the textile artists represented by Santa Fe Weaving Gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico. They represent some of the top artists/designers in surface design and have been an important contributor to further the art-to-wear movement. You can view and purchase a nice selection of my scarves on their website: https://sfweaving.com/search?q=Linda+Neel.
I'm pleased to be a part of the textile artists represented by Santa Fe Weaving Gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico. They represent some of the top artists/designers in surface design and have been an important contributor to further the art-to-wear movement. You can view and purchase a nice selection of my scarves on their website: https://sfweaving.com/search?q=Linda+Neel.
Angie on Sep 5, 20215 out of 5 stars
This is my second purchase from this shop and I can't say enough good things! First of all - I didn't know this was possible, but this scarf is even prettier in person, and luxury abounds! One of a kind, and a beautiful to wear either dressy, or with jeans - it all works beautifully!
Angie on Mar 18, 20215 out of 5 stars
I fell in love at first sight with this beautiful one-of-a-kind hand made scarf. It is even more beautiful in person - sumptuous and luxurious. Treat yourself - much better than mass produced - a real treasure!
A Scarf is Born
Born in Denver, Colorado, educated in IT management, I grew up with a love of sewing and textiles. I have always had a passion for color, pattern, and texture. It started in my youth when I first learned to sew and would go to the fabric store and get absorbed in the many fabric types. Then in the late 90's I discovered the process for Nuno felt which presented a new medium to me – dye. It turned out I was more interested in the dyeing than the felting and that opened up a whole new adventure. As I started to create fabric for art to wear pieces, it became evident that I really loved creating colorful contemporary silk scarves. At the time I owned an art gallery and they became hits with our clientele. I also started exhibiting them at fiber art and fashion shows.
Each work starts with a white piece of fine silk. I have developed a complex process which has me painting with dye directly on the silk and painting with dye on a silkscreen to create elements of design and pattern. Those elements are often geometric and always abstract. Once the design is created on the screen, I then transfer that design onto the silk via a modified silkscreen process. Additional painting or surface design techniques such as the use of pencil, wax pastel, and ink, are used to get the final fabric. The silk is then processed for permanence and hemmed with a 3/4" hem with mitered corners.
I love the unexpected colors and patterns that occur during the creation process and again during the silk reveal. It's a very involved process requiring both trust in my ability to put color and pattern together and some chance, all aiming for an intriguing outcome. I may start with a planned outcome but inevitably that outcome is manipulated or changed through happenstance with the dye and design elements. Infinite colors are possible through the use of dyes I custom mix and their combinations which give each piece a rich, three-dimensional impression and a visually stimulating result.
Thanks for reading!
Born in Denver, Colorado, educated in IT management, Linda Neel grew up with an absolute love of textiles. Her colorful contemporary silk scarves are a hit with clients. Now living in NC she also exhibits at textile shows around the country.
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Returns & exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
I don't accept cancellations
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
- Custom or personalized orders
- Items on sale
I accept returns I do not accept returns
I accept exchanges I do not accept exchanges
I accept cancellations I do not accept cancellations
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
Frequently asked questions
All 100% silk scarves can be hand washed with a mild detergent. After rinsing wrap in a towel and squeeze to remove most of the water. Then iron on the silk setting until dry. Scarves that are silk and wool should be dry cleaned only.
The size of all scarves are noted in the description. Most rectangle scarves are at least 60" and square scarves are at least 32".
Gift wrapping and packaging
I always wrap scarves in nice tissue for shipping. Please let me know if it's a gift so I can add some extra pizzazz!
Custom and personalized orders
The nature of my process does not work well with a custom order. However, if are looking for a specific color please let me know and I will try to accommodate your request.