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Celeste Bellemare
Handpainted and Handwoven Scarves

 

Celeste Bellemare is a Litchfield County, Connecticut artist. She learned to weave while working with a tour company in Ireland, and her woven items reflect the colors and texture of the Irish countryside. Her silk painted scarves mimic the shapes and colors found in nature. She uses flora and fauna as her inspiration. Occasionally, one of her cats insists on posing for a scarf creation.

About painting on silk, Celeste gives us this information: "Each scarf begins as a white blank. French fiber reactive dyes are used to produce the vivid colors.

"Designs are created from a combination of craft salt, alcohol, sugar and shapes from nature. After painting, each scarf must dry for at least 24 hours. It is then steamed to set the dye for 2 hours. Again, the scarf must dry for another 24 hours before a wash in cold water, flowed by a wash in warm to hot water. After washing, a special fabric softener, designed specifically for silk, is used to soften the fabric."

 

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The work shown is currently available, but other work not shown may be available upon request.
To purchase, or for more information, contact the Gallery: (603) 662-2074



Celeste Bellemare Scarves
CXB75 - "Frogs & Ferns"
Handpainted silk scarf, 58" x 11"

Celeste Bellemare Scarves
CXB84 - Handwoven Chenille "Bubble" Scarf in Olive Tones
Cotton, rayon & acrylic, 55" x 6.5"

 

Celeste Bellemare Scarves
CXB78 - "Felines, Flowers & Feathers" Scarf
Handpainted silk, 52" x 8"

Celeste Bellemare Scarves
CXB89 - "Happy Hummingbirds" Scarf
Handpainted silk, 52" x 8"

Celeste Bellemare Scarves
CXB90 "Imagine Peace" Scarf
Handpainted silk, 58" x 11"

Celeste Bellemare
CXB60 - Rusty brown Striped Woven Slinky Scarf
Cotton, rayon, 59" x 5.5", excluding fringe


Celeste Bellemare Scarves
CXB88 - "Feathers" Scarf
Handpainted silk, 52" x 8"

Celeste Bellemare Scarf
CXB87 "Pastel Meadow" Scarf
Handpainted silk chiffon, 50" x 8"

Celeste Bellemare Scarves
CXB82 - Hot Magenta "Bubble" Woven Scarf
Silk, acrylic, cotton, 52" x 6.5, excluding fringe

Celeste Bellemare
CXB63 - Winter White Speckled Woven Scarf
Cotton, rayon, 55" x 6.5", excluding fringe

Celeste Bellemare Scarves
CXB85 - Black & Grey Slinky Scarf
Cotton, rayon, 65" x 5.75", excluding fringe

Celeste Bellemare Scarves
CXB80 - "Pansy Faces" Scarf
Handpainted silk, 52" x 8"

Celeste Bellemare Scarves
CXB91 - "Woodlands" Scarf
Handpainted silk, 58" x 11"

Celeste Bellemare Scarves
CXB81 - Purple "Bubble" Woven Scarf
Silk, acrylic, cotton, 55" x 6.5, excluding fringe

Celeste Bellemare
CXB32 - Cream Woven Scarf
Cotton, rayon, bamboo, 60" x 6.5", excluding fringe

 

 

 

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