Spontaneity - Ecoprint and plant dyed silk scarf
Wearing orange inspires spontaneity and joy, and embraces your natural instinct.
Natural madder root creates an exquisite vibrant orange on silk that catches the light as you move. Your gaze is drawn in by the detailed contact prints of garden flowers and leaves in deep rust browns, golds and a hint of lavender gray.
This silk scarf has been hand dyed with madder root grown in my garden for four years before harvesting. Also from the garden are eco printed botanicals, dyer's coreopsis and tickseed flowers, stems and leaves which create a painterly swath between the madder orange sections of the scarf. I've used a hint of logwoord purple to add a touch of coolness to the warm palette.
Madder, rubia tinctorum, is one of the oldest and most beautiful of natural dyes, and has been used for thousands of years to dye reds and a range of warm colours on fibres, fabrics and carpets.
This is a medium but 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: 80 inches long by 17 inches 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.