Welcome! Retail Location Open 10-6; Closed Sunday

Cape Hatteras, NC


Plan your shopping trip: In accordance with CDC Recommendations and North Carolina’s current mandate, masks are required for entry.


From the Artist:

In August 2015, I struggled as an empty nester. I worked at an advertising agency and used crafting to fill my time. After seeing string art online I knew it was something I had to try. I researched how to do it but found no consistency in the instruction, so I vowed to figure it out on my own. I made a few boards with embroidery floss, but wasn’t happy with the end result. I decided to try yarn and combined it with my earlier background as a Product Designer at Oriental Trading Co. to develop my own technique. These two changes would inspire my entire business model.I began selling pieces at a handmade store and was amazed at the demand. After selling out at a craft show and generating a large amount of custom orders I quit my “day job” and added on teaching string art in February 2016. Since my first workshop I’ve taught 9,000+ people using my uniquely illustrated designs.After many students began asking for "one hour" at-home projects I developed a mini DIY kit. My goal was to make something affordable with quality materials and could be tackled by any age. After a few months of testing in workshops I began mini kit production in May 2018.Each idea begins in my sketchbook before I take it into the computer to create a formal pattern. I create a sample to fine tune the design before developing a recipe card, along with a step-by-step instruction sheet. All materials are pulled by hand, the wood cut/stained in my wood shop and kits are hand assembled in my studio.
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57762 NC Hwy 12 – Hatteras NC 27943 blue_pelican@mac.com

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Blue Pelican Gallery

Find us in the heart of Hatteras Village on the island of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina. You will enjoy shopping our great selection of local Outer Banks, regional, and American made arts, crafts and gifts. Our yarn shop features designer fibers, tools and notions, as well as locally handmade buttons.


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