Reflections - ecoprint and plant dyed silk scarf
Captured in the colours and textures of this lovely scarf are golden impressions of summer's flowers, warm autumn tones of cinnamon and rust browns, and a touch of contrasting blue and lilac leaves flowing gently down the middle.
This medium sized botanically dyed silk scarf has been ecoprinted with coreopsis and tickseed flowers in golds and rust oranges along the edges, and cotinus leaves down the centre. Warm spice browns of cutch bring it all together. The sweet detailed impressions of tiny flower buds are made by a humble member of the coreopsis family known commonly as tickseed and coreopsis tinctoria, or dyer's coreopsis. The play of light on this silk brings a complexity to the prints and colours that catch your eye as you move.
When silk captures the colours of nature something magical happens.
This silk scarf has been hand dyed with cutch, 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.
This is a medium but very lightweight silk scarf with a soft drape. It can be worn looped, knotted or draped.. Wear this large sized scarf in a variety of ways - silk offers warmth in winter and coolness in the summer.
Measurements: 71 inches long by 14inches wide
Fibre content: 100% medium weight habotai 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.