SCARF SHOP scarves are dyed by hand in small batches in Martha McQuade's Minneapolis, Minnesota studio. Low impact materials and methods are used whenever possible. 

Kettle dying in small batches with water based dyes gives fabric a rich and mottled appearance. Because each scarf is dyed in small dye lots, a slight color variation will occur from batch to batch.

Trained as an architect, Martha spends most of her time making things, mixing color, taking photographs, teaching design and recording her process.