Garden Light - Ecoprint and plant dyed silk scarf
This scarf is painterly and quite abstract - it reminds me of how light plays in a garden, peeping through foliage and fences and capturing little bits of moving detail along the way. Ecoprints have been made with cotinus leaves, coreopsis stems and buds, and tiny rose leaves. Other botanical dye colours used are pomegranate and indigo.
Two rows of little window shapes run down the length of the scarf, highlighting exquisite botanical details within their light gold frames. These rectangular shapes are made using clamped blocks to resist the dye - this technique is called itajime, or clamped block resist - when the clamps are released after dyeing beautiful shapes remain.
Made of light to medium weight silk habotai, this scarf has a soft hand and lustre. This is a nice size for keeping in a pocket or purse. It can be worn looped, knotted or draped - silk offers warmth in winter and coolness in the summer.
Size: 60 inches in length and 11 inches wide
Fibre: 100% silk habotai
Hand rolled hem.
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.