Marilynn Cowgill - Weaving
Weaving elegant fabrics for people to wear is my passion. I combine the world’s most luxurious fibers (silk, cashmere, fine merino wool, Swedish linen) and my own sense of color into scarves, shawls, bags and jackets for the discerning man and woman. I hand-dye the fibers to make unparalleled color and fiber combinations that are exciting as well as easy to wear.
I am also interested in our American weaving heritage. In the 18th, 19th and early 20th centuries, women all over the US wove fabrics for their families’ domestic use on very simple looms. One of the most beautiful – as well as functional – of their creations was the coverlet, which was the top layer on every bed in the home. These coverlet patterns are unique to America and offer us a glimpse into our creative past. I am now updating these patterns into lively, modern, and highly wearable accessories and garments.
I love the creative process of taking different items and putting them together into one beautiful, unique piece. I search out new ways, new information, new people, new ideas of beauty to inform myself and my creating. In a cookie cutter world, simply elegant, tasteful and sophisticated goods stand out.