I love silk !

The texture and luminosity can't be beat. In addition to incorporating silk into my fiber art, I hand dye silk scarves...

"Gem" Scarves

and

Eco Printed Scarves

 

 

My "Gem" Scarves are 13" x 68" and are packaged with a card noting the name of corresponding gemstone and its meaning.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hand Dyed Gem Scarf in Ruby

 

Hand Dyed Gem Scarf in Amethyst

  Hand Dyed   Gem Scarves  in Turquoise and Blue Topaz (the lighter blue)

Hand Dyed Gem Scarves in Turquoise and Blue Topaz (the lighter blue)

  Hand Dyed Gem Scarves  in Autumn colors...

Hand Dyed Gem Scarves in Autumn colors...

 

 

Eco Printed Scarves 

Eco printing combines the historical methods used in natural dyeing with contact print techniques. The colors and prints in these scarves come from natural dyes found in local plants…most of the leaves are gathered from my own yard here in northeast Connecticut.  The botanicals are layered onto the silk, bundled and tightly bound.  The bundles are then steamed or boiled for several hours.   I use a 6-step process to complete each scarf. This process transfers pigment from the leaves onto the cloth permanently. No synthetic dyes, inks, or paints are used.

Every scarf is unique!

All of the Eco Printed scarves are Habotai silk and each comes with card describing the 6-step process I use in creating the scarves.  Large Eco Printed scarves are 14 x 72 inches, and Small Eco Printed scarves are 8 x 50 inches.

 

  Eco Printed Silk Scarf

Eco Printed Silk Scarf

  Eco Printed Silk Scarf

Eco Printed Silk Scarf