Eco Printed, Hand Stamped Linen Gauze Scarf
Ornamental plum leaves were placed on top of soft linen gauze, rolled tightly around a copper pipe and then steamed in a pot for three hours.
Ornamental plum leaves were placed on top of soft linen gauze, rolled tightly around a copper pipe and then steamed in a pot for three hours. Hand stamping and line drawing compliment the leaf image transfers. The end result is this lovely scarf of white with brown leaf imprints (from the steaming) and copper accent stamping.
An accessory to compliment any outfit in your wardrobe.
To prolong the life of your scarf, wash in cold water (machine washing okay.)
Benefits of linen:
Durability, linen is 30% stronger than cotton – Linen is considered to be the strongest of all natural fibres, and it’s even been found to get stronger with washes! It’s a structurally sound fibre, so products keep their shape.
Environmentally friendly – the flax plant requires less water and chemicals to be cultivated.
Breathable and Extremely absorbent – linen fibres are hollow, allowing for more airflow over your body than other materials. They are also highly absorbent, gaining up to 20% of their dry weight in moisture without feeling damp to touch.
Easy to care for and great for travel – Quick to dry and lightweight and doesn’t need to be ironed to look good. Those wrinkles lend an air of casual elegance.
Suitable for every season – flax/linen is a natural insulator capable of releasing excess humidity. Linen clothes retain the heat from your body while releasing excess (sweat.)
Sustainable – the flax plant can grow in any soil with little water. It is also recyclable and biodegradable.
Comfortable – lightweight, breathable, moisture-wicking and thermo regulating
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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