Imagined Landscapes #332

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Imagined Landscapes #332

175.00

This is a shawl or wrap, larger than a scarf. Imagined Landscapes take advantage of the hard lines formed when a layer of wet dye dries over a layer of dry dye. The result is often a suggestion of land and water. Reaction of the dyes with salt creates patterns that are reminiscent of grasses or distant trees. I have very little control over the formation of these lines and textures, hence the piece is an abstract, imaginary landscape. Since I paint these designs freehand, each shawl is a fresh creation, maybe similar to, but never exactly like another.

Colors in this shawl: Various shades of orange, golden yellow and burgundy.

Type of silk: Crinkle Chiffon - airy, super-sheer  with a subtle ridged texture. The colors are surprisingly vibrant, considering how sheer the silk is.

Size: 21 x 72 in. (53 x 183 cm.)

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Caring for Your Silk Scarf

  • The dyes in your silk scarf are permanent and will retain their lustrous colors for many years with some easy care.
  • Hand wash in cold water with mild detergent, dish soap or shampoo.
  • Add a little fabric softener or hair conditioner to  final rinse to preserve softness.
  • Lay flat or hang to dry.
  • Iron on steam setting 

Because this is crinkle chiffon, when washed, it will crinkle further to about ½ its original width. This is also a beautiful way to wear it, as the colors seem more intense. To restore it to its original size, simply iron with a steam iron while gently stretching the crinkles out.