Shelton Farm Handkerchiefs (Summer), 2017 is the second in a series of functional art products called artkerchiefs. This one is a set of four handkerchiefs, printed with found botanical prints of flowers grown on the farm. Each handkerchief has a hand embroidered underline of the Latin ‘translation’. In Botanical prints, the latin name for each plant is ‘translated’ into English, but here the ‘translations’ are words that reflect how the botanical print itself is an example of “looking more closely”. The four pieces are titled: BEHOLD, GAZE, OBSERVE, WITNESS. This series is meant to reflect an aspect of Botany (“looking more closely”) to inspire being ‘present in place’.

The four pieces in this series are titled: BEHOLD, GAZE, OBSERVE, WITNESS.
BEHOLD (Lavender)
GAZE (Sunflower)
OBSERVE (Cosmos)
WITNESS (French Marigold)

Each includes a pressed flower from the farm.
Each handkerchief is completely WASHABLE.
Handkerchiefs can also be dyed a purple brown color using blackberries from the farm.

Sold as set of 4 or individually via Etsy.
There are 14 left of the First Edition of 50. A 2nd Edition of 25 will be available soon.

Hung on the line at Shelton Farm.

Hung in the barn.

Set of four. Each includes a pressed flower from the farm.

Gaze (Sunflower), 2017.  Cotton, Transfer print, Embroidery thread, Pressed flower.

Witness (French Marigold), 2017.  Cotton, Transfer print, Embroidery thread, Pressed flower.

Observe (Cosmos), 2017  Cotton, Transfer print, Embroidery thread, Pressed flower.

Behold (Lavender), 2017  Cotton, Transfer print, Embroidery thread, Pressed flower.

Handkerchiefs can also be dyed a red brown using blackberries from the farm.

Handkerchiefs at Shelton Farmer’s Market.