Garden Gold - ecoprint and plant dyed silk scarf
This lovely medium sized flat crepe silk scarf has soft but luminous colours - golds, dusty pinks, light mauve, rusty orange flower buds and light browns. The prominent compound leaves are ecoprinted from sumac leaves, and the smaller round leaves are smokebush. The sweet impressions of tiny flower buds are made by a humble member of the coreopsis family known commonly as tickseed.
This silk scarf has been hand dyed with pomegranate and cochineal, and ecoprinted with botanicals from the Kootenays in BC where I live. The tickseed flowers are a beloved perennial in my garden, their tiny yellow flowers bloom happily all summer. Rhus glabra, commonly know as smooth Sumac, are beautiful indigenous shrubs. Their leaves are high in tannin which makes them great for dyeing and ecoprinting. Smokebush, or cotinus coggygria, are an imported shrub with gorgeous red leaves also high in tannins.
This is a medium very lightweight silk scarf with a soft luminous drape. It can be worn looped, knotted or draped. Wear this lovely scarf in a variety of ways - silk offers warmth in winter and coolness in the summer.
Measurements: 68 inches long by 14 inches wide
Fibre content: 100% flat crepe silk
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 wish.