Hand painted silk scarves are the perfect accessories for spring. They are light, versatile, and add a splash of color to your wardrobe.They also make beautiful gifts, each scarf is like a piece of jewelery.
I wanted the scarves to be soft and free flowing based on a feeling of water, space and flower gardens. So instead of the traditional gutta resist technique, I made my scarves using a "modern" version of the ancient silk dying Shibori technique.
Shibori (絞り染め Shiborizome ) is a Japanese term for several methods of cloth dyeing with a pattern by binding, stitching, folding, twisting, compressing it, or capping. This method is also known as tie dye.
Once i laid out the basic design using Shibori i used other colors, floral designs and stamps to further enhance the beauty of each individual scarf.