Tangerine Garden - ecoprint and plant dyed silk scarf
Warm and vibrant tangerine orange on silk catches the light as you move. Your eyes are drawn in by exquisitely detailed contact prints of flowers and leaves in delicate golds, browns and soft oranges.
This silk scarf has been hand dyed with madder and black tea, and ecoprinted with botanicals from the Kootenays in BC where I live. Maple leaves, tickseed flowers and cotinus leaves create a painterly swath much like my garden where many of these were foraged. The orange colour through the mid section and at each end of the scarf has been dyed with madder, rubia tinctorum, one of the oldest and most beautiful of natural dyes.
This is a large but very lightweight silk scarf with a soft luminous 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.