Joan Gouge
Joan Gouge
Textile: Clothing and home decor

Mailing address
217 Heffalump Lane
Lopez Island, WA 98261




I worked as a textile artist in the 1970's-1980's, and after retirement from 20 years as a CPA, I have returned to these roots. I've always been attracted to dying fabrics and to natural fibers of linen, cotton, wool and silk. Over the years I amassed a vast collection of vintage Japanese textiles to work with - beautiful kimono silks, hand-dyed cottons and linens, boro cottons, and silk obi belts. I re-purpose these into unique one of a kind home decor textiles and wearable art. I have amassed an array of gorgeous textiles to rework into table runners, wall hangings, pillows, handbags and art-to-wear garments. I hope you will explore my collection and see what I have taken old and made new again.

2021 Lopez Island Studio Tour
Cross Bywater Studio at 11 Shoreland Drive