Circle in a Square - Indigo and Rust Silk Scarf
All circles have an invisible square on the outside, but these magical squares have an invisible circle on the inside.
Each of the square shapes on this silk scarf have been made by binding linen thread around a cherry seed and then dyeing the cloth in an indigo vat. When the bindings are released and the seeds removed, beautiful organic squares remain. This piece was done in layers with the bound shibori resist patterns created over a layer of rust printed patterns.
The time involved in creating these lovely markings on silk is very much my labour of love for colour, cloth and pattern. No square with their invisible circle is exactly the same. Almost as much time goes into removing the bindings and I was able to save all the indigo dyed linen thread for another project.
My process is shown in the images below.
This is a large but lightweight silk scarf with a soft ethereal drape. It can be worn looped, knotted, draped, hooded or as a light shawl. Wear this large sized scarf in a variety of ways - silk offers warmth in winter and coolness in the summer.
Measurements: 92 inches long by 21 inches wide
Fibre content: 100% lightweight silk habotai.
Stitching: Hand hemmed by the artist using 100% silk thread
Care instructions: Wash by hand in cool or warm water using a mild soap or a small bit of mild shampoo. Hang to dry, and iron if you