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Handmade Eco Dye & Eco Print Silk Scarves

Eco Dye is an ancient technique! Until the late 19th century all dyes came from nature. Recently this technique cathes much more interest with the public, creating a strong demand for having a natural, organic piece of cloth around the neck!

 

I extract the pigments of flowers and leaves, and transfer those to a natural white silk scarf. The cloth and leaves are lightly bundled and bound together, then boiled or steamed. This process creates a permanent transfer of pigment from the leaves to the silk and makes wonderful imprints of their shapes.  No artificial dyes, inks or paints are used in eco dye and print. Only organic and non toxic materials.  I utilize mostly plants of New England and Eucalyptus leaves from California.  

All colors and patterns are unique to the plants used.

 

This process releases extraordinary im-prints from local plants we see every day and often take for granted.

 

The scarves remain wonderfully soft, light, airy and delicate after eco dyeing.  They are durable, stylish and multicolor.

Each piece is an unique one-of-a-kind handmade scarf. It is a beautiful gift or an accessory for yourself.

 

The Silk Scarves

 

  • Material is 100% silk, Habotai or Crepe de Chine.

  • Scarves measure 70 inches x 13 inches (180 cm x 34 cm)

  • The edges are finished.

  • Hand washable in cold water with a mild detergent. 

  • Iron the scarf slightly wet. 

  • Actual colors may differ slightly from online images.

  • Recommended every 3 months:

       When you see your scarf and the print becoming dark,

       Soak your scarf  in cool water and iron it immediately slightly wet.

       It will be as new!