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FCSILKS/Meag Maloney

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Location: St. Helens, OR, USA
Website: http://t.co/82CCZSs7sW
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Meagan K. Maloney, Silk Textile Artist & Designer meag@fairycove.com The evolution of an artist is always unfolding. Meagan's first encounter with dyeing silk was through involvement of an online yahoo fabrics co-op in 2002, which was feeding her developing interest and sewing activities which came to focus on silk fabrics. The first purchasing silk, ready to dye shirts & dyes was for a homeschooling project for her 4 children, then ages 11, 9, 6, 3 back in 2003. Fairy Cove as a company began soon after with the simple interest of supplementing the one-income family. Fairy Cove existed as a canopy of vine maple on the families' Oregon property where they brought 'fairy-berries' and built fairy houses at Winter Solstice and climbed and played during summers. Spurred by the sale of a few items from dyeing explorations quickly blossomed into the launch of the childrens product line and the first website followed in 2004. Her divorce also brought inspiration to grow the business so that she could support her family. Belly dance product line was added in 2006. The business has doubled every year since its beginnings, a testament to the quality and caring that goes into each silk, evolved into a full-time daily production studio. Meagan is fully self-taught, from sewing the first items of silk quilts and play capes to creating all the techniques and colorstyles for dyeing that are Fairy Cove's trademark styles. Originally, she worked at her families' kitchen table and sink, then moved to the garage, eventually to an outside studio in 2008. The children have also been very involved from the beginning: designing product and making toy. FCS is still today a family operation with husband, Michael Maloney offering his corporate semiconductor experience to daily technical and logistical support since 2005, while the older teens earn money through daily operations of shipping and pressing fabrics. Read more online here: http://fairycovesilks.com/aboutus2.html