Gifts from the Mermaids, a business of Duck Hole Farms LLC, has been in operation since 2009. This one-person retirement business culminates a lifetime of experience in the fiber arts: embroidery, fine dressmaking, and theatrical costuming as well as knitting and crochet.
In the midst of a market flooded with cheap imports, I provide hand knitted and embellished wraps and scarves in a range of luxurious fibers. Gifts from the Mermaids is for discriminating customers who want something special that cannot be purchased in the average, or even high end, retail store. These are heirloom quality pieces you will be proud to wear or to give.
Your satisfaction is assured because you will be involved in the design process. Using my special tutorial, you select exactly the fiber, pattern, color, and embellishment you desire. Let me make you something beautiful—something uniquely you. No time to work through the design process? Then select one of the designs featured in the galleries.
If you live in the Glens Falls/Saratoga Springs, New York area, I will be happy to meet with you in person so you can see samples of my work, feel the fabrics, and experience the beautiful colors first-hand. If you live at a distance, a non-refundable deposit will provide you with a swatch in your chosen fiber and color. For more information, please see the policies on the Custom page.
Ready Made Garments
I maintain a small inventory of scarves and wraps, some of which I offer for sale. See the Gallery page for featured items.
Seasonally selected items may also be seen and purchased at Saunders Gallery of Fine Art at bjsartworks, which is located in the Shirt Factory at 71 Lawrence Street, Suite 105, Glens Falls, NY 12801. Their telephone number is (518)793-9350.