This crepe de chine scarf features dramatic contrasting moons on a dark brown and blue background. Layers of natural dye colour, ecoprinted botanicals and resist dyed circles have created a bold and painterly palette. The ecoprinted cotinus leaves peek through the windows of the moons and are mysteriously visible in the shadows. Most striking in this piece are the variety of greens which appear in the cotinus leaves, delicately detailed and subtle, in pale chartreuse, sea green and gold green.
Eco-printing, or contact printing is a method of using plant materials like leaves and petals to print themselves on fabric using their own dyes. The result is is a beautiful reflection of local flavoured plant shapes and colours. Because fresh plant material is mostly used for this technique surface design artists who work with this method produce fabrics which reflect the unique environment they live in.
DYE MATERIALS: Leaves of maple, birch and cotinus coggygria ecoprints with cutch, brazilwood and indigo
ABOUT THIS SILK: Crepe de chine has a softly textured surface which gently catches the light. There is a substantial weight to this silk but it drapes gracefully and luxuriously. The lustre of this silk reminds me of the gentle glow of the wax bloom on grapes and plums.
MEASUREMENTS: 13 inches wide by 70 inches long
WASHING: Wash by hand in cool to lukewarm water and a mild ph balanced soap. Hang to dry in the shade.
Canada and the US: Shipping will be added at check out and is $17.00 to all Canadian and US destinations. All purchases will be shipped via Canada Parcel Post and will include tracking and insurance. This scarf can be shipped for under $5.00 within Canada, but this option does not include tracking or insurance - please let me know (via the contact form) if you would prefer this and I will adjust the shipping costs for you.
International: Shipping to all International destinations is $12. It will be shipped to you using Canada Post airmail but does not include tracking or insurance. If you wish to upgrade your shipping to include tracking and insurance please let me know. This can be done at your own expense. Please let me know before your purchase (via the contact form).