Art You Can Wear: Circle Vest Video

We are so pleased to welcome award-winning felt wear designer Patti Barker to MaJe Gallery, bringing you her art you can wear. Using the “nuno felting” technique,  all of Patti’s designs are produced with felted seams (no sewing). The fabric and the garment are created simultaneously, using wet felting techniques. What makes them unique is her hand-dying of elements used. She also hand-spins her embellishing art yarns and totally enjoys the playfulness they bring to the process.

Art You Can Wear

One of Patti’s most popular designs is the circle vest. We have two in stock right now. You can wear it four ways. Check it out…

Stop by to see our seafoam green vest, and our sepia vest. Have Patti make one for you in your favorite color! They are about $240.

Here’s one of Patti’s dresses, worn by Manya over an olive top and sage green tights.

Art you can wear looks like this nuno felt dress by Patti Barker
Olive and Plum silk/wool nuno-felted tunic dress by Patti Barker

It fits sizes 6 – 10 with ease. Manya can also order the leggings for you if you want the complete look. One-of-a-kind. $210. (UPDATE: SOLD!)

Art you can wear looks like this nuno felt tunic in greens and purples by Patti Barker
Nuno Felt tunic in purples and greens



This tunic is smaller, and can fit sizes 4 – 8. It’s worn here over a 3/4 sleeve T-shirt in wine, and black leggings. It’s so interesting and unique! I’ve got it in the window now, and so many people are coming in to get a closer look. One-of-a-kind. $210.

Outfit Of The Week

Art you can wear looks like this skirt, top and jacket
Turquoise and Black skirt, top and bolero

Art you can wear might look like this fun outfit. We started with a new skirt from Marcia Bloom – a one-of-a-kind beauty featuring some sparkles in turquoise, gray and black. We found a perfect T-shirt to bring out the blue in the skirt. Put a black Testimony bolero over it all, and voila! You are ready for anything!

The skirt fits sizes 6 – 14. The blue tee is a shirred V-neck with half sleeves. Available in sizes S,L,XL,XXL. Bolero available in sizes S,M,L,XL.

Resolve to bring more beauty into the world this year in what you wear! It’s not only fun, it also makes people smile.

Girls Night Out 

All the boutiques in downtown Edmonds are preparing for a fun night of girls at play! Please join us and other downtown Edmonds boutique for an evening of fun next Wednesday, January 31, from 4 – 7pm.

At MaJe Gallery, everything will be 10% off, and our sale rack will magically be 50% off – up from 25% the rest of the time.

I hope we see you then!

  • Wednesday, January 31
  • 4:00 – 7:00 pm
  • Downtown Edmonds clothing boutiques
  • Start at MaJe Gallery!

2018 Resolution: Be Elegant

2018 is here, a time when we at least toss around a few ideas about how to improve things in our lives. How about this for a 2018 Resolution: Be Elegant!

What does that mean? Every day, you choose something to put on your lower half, and something else to put on your upper half. Every day, your choices reflect your inner self. Choosing to be elegant shows self-respect as well as intention both toward yourself and the world around you.

At MaJe Gallery, Easy Elegance is our goal. We are constantly on the lookout for elegant styles that are easy to wear so you can look your best with confidence. Here are some of the first things we found for 2018.

Be Elegant – Jackets

Our weather patterns tend toward chilly, so our closets reflect that since they are at least half full of various weights of jackets, sweaters and wraps. This is the most crucial piece of clothing because you wear it most often, so it plays the largest role in defining your personality to the world. Which, if any, of these two best suits you?

be elegant in this red chenille jacket from Color Me Cotton
Red Chenille button-up jacket from Color Me Cotton

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This vivid red chenille jacket features 6 buttons and nice pockets. The pleats in the back (see below) mean there’s a lot of room for flare in the torso. It falls to the hips being 24″ long. Pair it with jeans to spruce them up a bit, or wear it with nice black trousers when heading out to a casual party. Made in California by Color Me Cotton, it is machine washable, 100% cotton fabric. Just $98. Here it is all buttoned up, plus a view of the back.

Be elegant in this red chenille jacket from Color Me Cotton
Front and back views

This next jacket is a Color Me Cotton perennial best seller – this time in a yummy, rich gray they call “iron.”

Be elegant yet casual in this rich gray hoody from Color Me Cotton
Long and simply elegant

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This jacket features a closer fit, yet is still kind to our middle section. It’s quite long at 33″ in length. A full-length zipper, lovely deep pockets, and a pretty hood make this one of those jackets you’ll wear more often than most. It’s 94% cotton and 6% spandex, which means it is easily machine washable. Excellent for travel! It goes with everything, doesn’t weigh much, and barely wrinkles. Just $125.

Be Elegant – Tops

Be elegant in this rich gray cowl neck tunic from Color Me Cotton
Flattering rich gray top

This feminine flattering top is from the same dye lot as the hood jacket above. The color came even richer because of the different type of fabric. The style features a cowl neck, 3/4 sleeves, and tunic length of 33.5″. Perfect over black leggings with the hood jacket over it all (see below). Machine washable, great for travel, and cozy soft fabric to make being elegant as easy as possible. Just $89. SOLD OUT!

Be elegant by pairing the top and jacket together - all from Color Me Cotton
Put the jacket over the top, and voila!

Be Elegant – Jewelry

Let your personality be reflected in your jewelry too. If you prefer elegant jewelry with a unique quality, you’ll be happy to hear that we’re bringing Ed Levin jewelry back this year.

Be elegant with elegant jewelry like this Fiddlehead pendant by Ed Levin
The “Fiddlehead” pendant with garnet



For over sixty years, Ed Levin has been creating modern heirloom jewelry that is distinctly alluring. Each one is meticulously hand-crafted from silver or gold wire and sheet. This new design is called the “Fiddlehead”. Can you guess the inspiration source? Nature is often a source of inspiration for artists, and Ed Levin is no exception. Be elegant in this exquisite pendant with a faceted garnet. 18″ chain included.

Be elegant in these Moon Dance earrings with garnet by Ed Levin
“Moon Dance” earrings with garnet by Ed Levin



Pair your Fiddlehead pendant with these charming Moon Dance earrings, also by Ed Levin. Hammered sterling silver with a faceted garnet, and hand-crafted sterling ear wires especially made to enhance the shape.

This is just the beginning of all the ways you can resolve to be elegant in 2018! Let us help you keep your resolution this year.