Kelly Darke - Fine Art

Detroit, Michigan · 12 Sales


Kelly Darke - Fine Art

Detroit, Michigan 12 Sales On Etsy since 2006

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Rebecca Greco

Rebecca Greco on Dec 2, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

The pin is lovely! Beautiful colors and fun, abstract stitching makes this a total unique item. I bought it as a gift and I can't wait to give it to the recipient, but I'm tempted to keep it for myself!

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art with positive intention

When I was a kid I collected all kinds of fabric, yarn, and things. I didn't know how to sew very well, but I would make my own clothes. One of my favorite pieces that I made was a patchwork wrap skirt that I made with pieces recycled from a worn out favorite plaid shirt, part of a t-shirt from a friend, and other various pieces that I had saved from other projects. I used to wear the skirt in the summer over a pair of shorts or leggings - I loved it. My sister and I would also make our old long shorts into skirts by sewing the legs up the middle then cutting out the extra fabric - they didn't fit very well.

I also had bags of string, yarn, and cones of string for weaving. I didn't know how to knit or weave at the time. I barely knew how to crochet. My older cousin had given me a spool of string and showed me how to make a crochet chain using my fingers. So, I made a lot of really long chains. At some point, my mom gave me a craft magazine with an article about card weaving - that was so great! I took some old card stock and cut into into squares, punched four holes in each, and started weaving. The first thing I made with that was a small pocket size bag with a strap that I painted with swirls and smiley faces.

I've since learned how to knit, weave, crochet, sew, paint, print, …. I am an artist - a maker - I am constantly making things and thinking of new things to make. I still use recycled fabric and yarn in my art today and it is often from personal source and contains a lot of meaning or emotion. As an art therapist, I continue to study the relationship of fiber art and emotions - our connection to the texture and memory of our fiber objects from clothing to soft toys. My early obsession with fiber has grown up a bit even more curious.


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  • Kelly Darke

    Owner, Maker

    Artist - Art Therapist - Art Teacher

Shop policies

Last updated on March 17, 2014
Welcome to my shop. Everything in my shop is handmade and one of a kind. Please convo me if you have any questions or requests, thanks!

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  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payments are accepted through Paypal, personal check, money order, or credit card. Items will only be shipped after your personal check or money order clears our bank. Please call or convo if you would like to make other arrangements. 734-502-7920
Shipping for small items is handled through the United States Post Office unless otherwise requested. Large items, such as paintings, will be shipped through UPS or FedEx. Shipping costs include handling and packaging. Please let me know if you need a different shipping speed or method.
Refunds and Exchanges
If you purchase an item and are not happy with it, you have a few options:
Unless otherwise stated, non-sale items may be returned for a full refund. These items must be in original condition and be returned to me within 7 (seven) business days (Monday - Friday) of receipt to receive a full refund. Please call immediately if you plan to return the item. 734-502-7920

If you notify me after 7 (seven) business days (Monday - Friday) of receipt that you would like to return an item you can receive store credit or a gift certificate in exchange. If you return a piece damaged by you, please call to make arrangements.

There are no returns or refunds on sale items, however sale items may be exchanged for store credit or gift certificate.

Gift certificates may be applied to any item in the store.
Gift certificates are not redeemable for cash.