Welcome to my shop!
My name is Kate Nordstrand, and I am an artist from Grimstad, Norway, where I have my workshop and gallery.
Here, among the characteristically white painted wooden houses and narrow streets, I find my inspiration to design unique hand painted "art-to-wear". I found my passion for painting 20 years ago, when I first saw how the colours spread on the white silk. For the last years I have been working on several collections, meant for sale in shops in Norway. Now I think it is time to move on and meet new customers in the rest of the world.
I create all my fabrics by painting and printing by hand. I paint with fiber reactive dyes on white silk. The dyes are steam set to make the colours permanent.
So each scarf, cushion or jacket is a work of wearable art, designed by me.
Silk has a luxurious feel, yet it is easy to care for and hand washable.
My inspiration for creating art on silk, is the magical Aurora Borealis and our magnificent nature and history. The wild and varied landscapes serve as an inspiration for all artists.
Colours are my passion and inspiration!
I also make colorful etchings from copperplates. Each print will be unique and a piece of art. I love playing with colors and structures.
Unique, luxury art scarves, cushions and colorful etchings are perfect gifts!
World wide shipping!