This love affair with fabrics and natural dyes has been growing and swelling, and I’m so delighted to offer the first fruits of that obsession.
I never considered too deeply (I’m sad to say) the energetics of the fabric that we lay on our bodies, all day every day. Synthetic fibers, artificial dyes..
I’ve spent almost a decade focused on the jewelry and adornments - overlooking the base material all of that is laid against.
This scarf, “August”, bearing the harvest of late summer.. a haphazard warmth, hesitantly dipping into coolness.. is 15” x 60” pure silk. It has been eco-printed with fresh flowers: cosmos, marigold, pincushion, and rudbeckia.. and overdyed with fresh indigo leaves I grew myself. The indigo is pale, soft.. a hint of teal. The flowers- some crisp, some watercolor-esque stains of color. It is my ode to late summer. Perfect for the cooler nights that greet us now - and what better way to welcome them than with a kiss of summer around the neck..