Hand painted on habotai silk, this scarf measures 11” x 60”. William Morris was one of the foremost wallpaper designers of the last century with emphasis on flowers and botanicals. This scarf honors his design style with whimsical florals in coral and light blue set against a background of deep navy blue.
Each scarf is hand painted and will be one of a kind.
The process: the silk begins as white fabric, which is placed over my drawing. Using a polymer substance known as gutta resist the outline of the design is traced onto the silk. This will become a permanent part of the surface design. The silk is then stretched on a frame and painted with a paint specifically for natural fiber. Once dry the silk is wrapped in newspaper and steamed to set color and permanently fuse the resist to the silk.
Care: this scarf is hand washable is cool water with a mild shampoo or woolite. Line dry, and may be light ironed on the reverse side.