“Bee Sunshine”

$265.00

 

  • Hand painted silk shawl
  • Materials: silk dye, silk chiffon
  • Time frame is two weeks

 

Description

Last summer, I was inspired by the idea of saving our world’s bee populations for future generations. I wanted to bring more attention to these fuzzy, hard-working creatures, so I began to incorporate this theme into the design of my wearables.

The sunflowers are painted with a resist technique, while the bees came alive with the help of tiny brushes that I used to create their transparent wings and fuzzy bodies.
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Colors are set by professional steaming process, so the silk dye bonds with the silk at the molecular level. Colors are permanent and sun tolerant. They don’t fade, even after repeated washing.
Silk dye leaves no texture on silk.
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I added a few photos of this work in progress as well. They show the inspiring moments of creative process.
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Made out of 100% silk chiffon, with hand-rolled hems.
Silk chiffon is an elegant, sheer fiber with a soft, beautiful drape and a crepe-like texture.
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You can hand wash this item in cold water using mild soap. Can be dry cleaned too.
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Size is approximately 22″/90″

I will be happy to paint a similar one for custom order.
The design could be made similar to the one on the picture, but not exactly the same, because I uniquely hand paint each item.