Eco-friendly clothing dyed with local leaves and flowers
After years of doing craft shows and festivals, in 2007, Pam and Dave Silva decided to open their own brick and mortar gallery. What better location than within walking distance of the John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown. Pam Silva is a tapestry weaver, felter, knitter, and mixed media artist. Dave is a functional potter and clay artist. Together, they have created a line of natural eco/botanical dyed clothing using local leaves and flowers. Silk scarves, men’s silk ties, shirts, skirts, pants, every piece of clothing is transformed into a one-of-a-kind garment that carries a little piece of North Carolina in its weave. They use a variety of beautiful local flora: dogwood leaves, wild roses, blackberry leaves, oak, maple, rhododendron, and others.
As well as their own art, Silva gallery carries the work of 20+ other local artists and craftspeople. Visitors to the gallery will likely see something they have never seen before. The Silvas strive for a balance of unusual art as well as traditional creations. They represent artists who put their “heart and soul” into their work.
At the Silva Gallery, you will find hand-woven tapestries, felt wall hangings, hand-knit scarves, felt hats, hand-beaded jewelry, glass, leather, dolls, hand-carved soapstone, baskets, kudzu cards, watercolor, alcohol ink paintings, mosaics, crocheted necklaces, gourds, dichroic glass, hand knit baby items, socks, mittens, botanical dyed clothing, and creative art and crafts supplies.
Closed January and February
Thursday-Saturday 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Wednesday-Saturday 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Wednesday-Saturday 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and Sunday noon- 4 p.m.