Beautiful Crepe de Chine Silk Scarf Eco-printed with Chestnut & Sumac Leaves with Indigo
Crepe de Chine Silk Scarf Eco-printed with lovely large Chestnut, Sumac & Smokebush (Cotinus) leaves. Over-dyed with all natural Indigo to bring out the subtle greens, turquoise and teal aspects of the printed leaves.
This is a heavier silk textile – 16.5 mm. By stone (sand) washing this heavier weight of Crepe de Chine, one gets a matte silk with a very soft, luxurious drape and a buttery suede feel. You won’t want to ever remove them from your neck! This is the one that is perfect for the more sophisticated man or woman in your life. One of a kind and original.
The gorgeous leaf prints are outlined and highlighted. All leaves come from my neighborhood here in Boulder.
How is it made? Eco-printing:
Each beautiful silk scarf is made by hand, with great love and care, using a method called eco-printing. I hand-craft and hand-dye natural silks, with nature’s colors—found flower petals and leaves, vegetables, spices, and natural dyes. Eco-printing is done by placing the dye materials on the silk by hand then bundle dyeing, and each one takes a minimum of 5 hours, across two days, to complete.
Botanicals used: Sumac, Smokebush (Cotinus) & Chestnut leaves printed on Crepe de Chine and over-dyed with all Natural Indigo to create a deep blue & green silky sensation.
Size: 14 x 72 inches
Special Note: This scarf is one of a kind. The printing process is somewhat unpredictable and always a surprise to unwrap. There are many varied aspects to my scarves and they are somewhat difficult to photograph. Color variations in botanical dyeing is completely normal and are what is so intriguing about the Japanese term “wabi sabi” beauty of plant dyed textiles.
Care instructions: Hand wash in warm water with mild soap and hang to dry. Iron on the lowest setting (silk setting). Do not dry clean. Dry and store in the shade to preserve the natural dyes.