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Purple Olive Silk Scarf

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This scarf has been eco printed, which involved laying out leaves onto the silk scarf, then rolling the scarf up into a bundle and gently simmering it for several hours.  The tannins and chemicals in the leaves transfer into the silk and leave behind an impression of the leaf.  The results vary hugely and this particular scarf resulted in a disappointingly faint set of leaf prints, so it was then overdyed using shibori techniques.

Shibori is the ancient Japanese art of folding, pleating, tying and sometimes stitching fabric prior to immersion dying.  This scarf was dyed green then tied in a starburst shape and overdyed with a deep aubergine purple.  The result is a sophisticated pattern of olive greens and rich purples.

Pure silk crepe de chine.

180cm x 45cm


Product Code:  QPW0006
Size:  180cm x 45cm

Our standard shipping method is by post (Royal Mail).

Silk Scarves

I recommend a hand wash as silk can easily become abraded in a washing machine, especially when washed with other heavier fabrics.  The dyes I use on silk are the same as those used on wool which means that all the colour is taken up into the fabric and the dye bath is clear when finished.  As with wool, different types of water and detergent may cause some minor bleeding of colours, so keep strong colours away from light ones when washing.

Silk is so lightweight that it dries very quickly, even when wrung out by hand.  It does have a tendency to hold the creases, so you can iron it while slightly damp, but keep the iron on the silk setting to maintain the lustre.

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