Shibori is a Japanese resist technique of painting or dyeing fabric. I fold, twist and bind my scarf in various ways to create different patterns, depending on how the silk is manipulated before painting. Movement of the dyes results in all conceivable mixtures of the colors applied. It's an exciting process, as I don't know exactly how the design will turn out until I unwrap my dyed silk!
Colors in this scarf: Red, orange, yellow, brown, off-white
Type of silk: Charmeuse - shiny satin on one side, muted crepe on the other. More substantial and heavier drape than my other silks.
Size: 12 x 60 in. (30 x 152 cm)
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