Since we created Gravestone Artwear® in 1991 we have worked with numerous historic and preservation associations, both by lecturing/participating in preservation projects and creating exclusive designs and products to aid them in fundraising. Some of our commissions have included Trinity Church in lower Manhattan, the Association for Gravestone Studies and historic attractions such as Plimouth Plantation, and Old Sturbridge Village. For we feel it is important to give back to what had started as an enjoyable hobby. From there it blossomed into the 2 businesses that we so love and enjoy today.
To see the entire collection of Gravestone Artwear® as well as unique gift items which complement our products, we invite you to visit our studio. And we’ll be delighted to give you information on touring some of our favorite local graveyards where some of the finest examples of New England stone carving exist. Please stop by and say hello and we will be delighted to answer any questions you might have about this enjoyable and educational form of art and historical preservation. Always remember; To ASK first before you proceed to do any rubbings, for without the kindness of the folks in charge of keeping this history protected......we will not be able to create images for future generations....... Thank you Paulette and Cassandra
How do we do it ? We find a gravestone We love.
Then we carefully rub the stone.
ACCUSED OF GRAVE ROBBINGLike the witches of Salem, we have been unjustly accused.
No,We don't rob graves. Just because we love the art carved on old gravestones and then turn those designs into incredible wearable art
doesn't make us grave robbers! Let's get this straight, we're just two people who love the art and symbolism displayed on ancient stones
and monuments and proudly reproduce this incredibly awesome and sometimes macabre art on t-shirts, sweatshirts, hats and velvet.
This season we are concentrating on escape artists, nightmarish novelists, doomed innocents and frightful fictioneers - Poe,
lovecraft, Ichabod Crane, Shakespeare, Harry Houdini, Dracula, Edward Gorey and even Mother Goose. Start here with our Shakespeare
and H.P. Lovecraft designs... Want to see more ?~Want to see more? Click here~
And finally from a silk screen of the rubbing, the design becomes wearable art.
Here's the finished rubbing.
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