This scarf is 100% Silk. It has a soft texture and subtle sheen.
The process I use to create these one of a kind scarves is all done by hand. First I mordant the fabric to ensure that the natural dyes and tannins in the plants will adhere to the fabric permanently. I then lay out the leaves onto the scarf. I put a blanket that has been soaked in another plant material on top of the scarf. Then the scarf gets rolled onto a pipe and steamed for a few hours. When the bundle is cool enough to handle, I unwrap it and wash it in pH balanced soap and cold water. I then press the scarf with my iron set on “Silk”.
I make every effort to honestly portray the colors present in the scarf, but due to the nature of photography, it isn’t always easy. Please know that the colors on your screen may not be actual representations.
I began sewing at a young age then designing my own fabrics. I started eco-dyeing or botanical dyeing of textiles and papers with plants when I moved to northwest Arkansas in 2018. I love walking on the trails and foraging for various plant species.