HOLIDAY SHOPPING

Watercolor collage by award winning MAOM artist and gallery owner Jean McMullen.

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Missouri Artists On Main, 315 – 321 S. Main St. Charles, MO  63301

(636) 724-1260  http://www.maomgallery.com

The gallery is full of great items to fill every holiday shopping list. Can’t decide? We offer gift certificates.

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Beautiful hand dyed and hand painted silk scarves.

Over 42 Missouri artist display their work in the historic two story building.

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If you stop by after dark be sure to take your picture on the lawn with the beautiful lighted display by MAOM artist Adam Long.

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Wall sculpture by MAOM artist Adam Long

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Exciting work my MAOM scratch board artist Brad Leber

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Today’s cold weather is perfect for one of Kathy Shallow’s warm felted hats.

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Diane Tessman creates wonderful, beautiful hats by weaving fabric and forming them.

We offer gift wrapping while you wait. Perhaps there will be hot cider and cookies to enjoy.

Visit the Facebook page of Missouri Artist on Main to see even more examples of the great work crafted by hand from the heart of the wonderful group of artist who call MAOM home.

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Silk (UPDATE)

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Missouri Artists On Main 315-321 South Main Saint Charles MO 63301  http://www.maomgallery.com  (636) 724-1260

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The Silk class was a HUGE success, HUGE! Participants worked with Jean McMullen and Deb Mansir to create beautiful scarves.

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Contact the gallery and ask to be placed on the contact list to be notified as classes are scheduled. You can also check the webpage ( http://www.maomgallery.com ) to see the list of upcoming classes.

Silk

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Missouri Artists On Main, 315 – 321 S. Main St. Charles, MO  63301

(636) 724-1260  http://www.maomgallery.com

Natural fiber produced by many creatures, notably the silkworm. The many kinds of silk include crépe, satin, taffeta, and velvet. Almost all silk comes from silkworms reared commercially; a single cocoon can provide between 600 and 900m (2,000–3,000ft) of filament.  The cocoons are soaked to unstick the fibers, and the strands are unwound together to form a single thread of yarn. The Chinese were the first to use silk. Silk manufacturing developed in England in the 17th century. China is the largest producer of raw silk. (“silk.” World Encyclopedia. : Philip’s. Oxford Reference. 2004. Date Accessed 23 Aug. 2016.)

Hand Dyed Silk

There are an infinite number of ways one can bind, stitch, fold, twist, or compress silk  and each way results in very different patterns. Each method is used to achieve a certain result, Also, different techniques can be used in conjunction with one another to achieve even more elaborate results.

Have you always wanted to learn some of the many techniques used to dye silk? 

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Well, here is your chance!

Silk Scarf Making in the Microwave

September 1 at 2- 4 or 6 – 8 p.m.$35 includes supplies

 join resident artists Deb Mansir & Jean McMullen

Learn how to make beautiful silk scarves using a microwave that look like a flower garden!  Students will leave wearing 2 beautiful scarves.  More can be made and purchased during this 2 hour class!

 

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Call the gallery to register for this exciting and fun class. (636) 724-1260

MOTHER’S DAY, Think Missouri Artist on Main!

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Think SPRING!

Think MOTHER’S DAY!

Think SILK SCARVES!

Beautiful hand painted and Shibori silk scarves would make a perfect gift for Mom!

joyce_scarf3 Hand painted silk scarfs created by MAOM artist Joyce Rothermich. Joyce starts with a simple silk scarf and using a resist method creates beautiful floral designs.

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PERFECT for Mother’s Day!