Indigo and Eco Printed Silk Poncho Tunic Top
This boxy tunic was made by bundling eucalyptus and sumac leaves in medium weight natural silk, dipping in an indigo vat, and then steaming for three hours.
This boxy tunic was made by bundling eucalyptus and sumac leaves in medium weight natural silk, dipping in an indigo vat, and then steaming for three hours. The silk was then “cured” for three days, washed, and then sewn and beaded across the neckline/shoulders and under armholes. Side vents create a greater fluidity in fit.
This silk drapes beautifully on the body and is the perfect weight for all seasons.
Sewn in two panels, the garment measures 25″across/22″down, front and back. Hand hemming finishes the top and sides. The hemline retains the raw edge of the fabric.
Looks great paired with jeans, a skirt, over a long dress, or with leggings. Dress it up, dress it down.
Washable. To prolong life of silk, hand wash in cold water and white vinegar. Do not soak. Hang in the 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/
Note: Keep in mind that the colors on computer monitors vary.
• Colleagues Sandy Scott and Gini Holmes create every Venus d’Pyro piece by hand in our studio.
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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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