This is a collection of silk charmeuse and Chiffon hybrid eco dyed/printed scarves. The color of the leaves and botanicals is from the actual plants and the background colors are dyed with professional grade acid dyes. All are colorfast and hand washable. Sizes are very generous, approx 14" x 84". Prices range from $65 to $85. Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in purchasing.
Each piece is a one-of-a-kind item of art to wear, made with 100% silk, hand-dyed and eco- printed with botanicals. I use local leaves and plant material as much as I can.
My botanical printed silks are created by layering prepared natural silk with the leaves, flowers and buds of various local plants. The silk and plant material are bundled together, tightly bound and steamed. This process creates a permanent transfer of pigment from the leaves to the silk. I then take this process a step further by adding permanent professional grade protein dyes to the background adding extraordinary color and pattern to the botanical prints.
I love this process! It releases remarkable secrets from local plants that we see every day and often take for granted. Botanical dyeing allows me to look beyond the usual green of leaves and to really see the shapes, structure and the chemistry.
It is always very exciting to open a bundle and I am always surprised by the outcome. The result depends on many variables including: soil, climate, water, PH, type and weave of the silk, time of year, amount of time steamed… Time to Learn and experiment…
The result each time is a one-of-a-kind creation! I hope you enjoy wearing as much as I did creating!