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Soft Autumn Light - ecoprint and plant dyed silk scarf


Soft pastel golds, lavender, pale pink, silver grey and bursts of rust orange in the delicate details of flowers and light green leaves play gently along the length of this lovely silk scarf.

This large botanically dyed silk scarf has been ecoprinted with coreopsis and tickseed flowers in golds and rust oranges along the sides, with a hint of lavender created with logwood botanical dye and ecoprinted cotinus leaves. The sweet 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 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 large but very lightweight silk scarf with a soft 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: 88 inches long by 21 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.