Botanical Print Silk Poncho
Botanical Print Silk Poncho Eco Printed with Eucalyptus and Solar Dyed – Turquoise. Multi-Functional.
This one of a kind 100% silk chiffon poncho scarf wrap is solar dyed in turquoise using pigment inks from my old printer. Rather than throwing them away (into the environment,) I am repurposing them to add color to my silks using the solar dying method. A chiffon “cover blanket” is placed in a jar of the mixed color and left in the sun for 2 – 3 days. This is then laid over silk fabric with eucalyptus leaves placed on it, bundled around a pipe and tightly wrapped for steaming. Steaming the bundle for three hours sets the pigment colors and brings out the tannins in the leaves to create a natural print.
Pair with jeans, over a dress, or with formal attire. Wear it off the shoulder for a more dramatic effect, or tie it around your neck like a scarf.
Perfect for any season, What a versatile and unique gift for her!
One-of-a-kind, individually printed, hand sewn and hand beaded. No printing is ever the same.
Great accent piece for any outfit – providing warmth without weight. Packs easily for travel.
One size. 21″ by 31″ (62″ total/front + back)
Washable. To prolong life of silk, hand wash in cold water and white vinegar. Do not soak. Hang in shade to dry.
Machine washing okay, but not recommended. If machine washing, use a mesh bag. 1/2 cup white vinegar + 2 teaspoons salt works better than any laundry detergent. http://theheartysoul.com/diy-natural-laundry-detergent/
is a traditionally trained print maker who loves combining traditional with experimental printing techniques.
She has many works in private collections in the United States and Abroad.
She enjoys creating clothing and accessories from fabrics she finds in thrift stores. She either directly upcycles the fabric into a new garment, or manipulates it through different textile techniques, including:
Digital printing from a personal design
Printing with found objects
Breakdown surface printing
No printing is ever the same, making each item unique.
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