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: Burnt orange, red-violet and brown on an off-white background.
Type of silk: Habotai (China silk) - very soft with a subtle sheen.
Size: 14 x 72 in. (36 x 183 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