“Dancing Red”

$340.00

Overview

  • Handmade item is for custom order
  • Time framing: two weeks
  • Materials: silk, silk dye, merino wool, rayon
  • Ships worldwide from United States

Description

I created this “Dancing Red” shawl for my colleague and friend, Jolande, to wear for her daughter’s wedding.
She is an artist as well, and wanted to look not only gorgeous, but also unique and bohemian. The colors of the wedding were shades of red and orange, making this project vibrant and so inspiring to create.

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This wrap works like a cup of rich coffee or piece of dark chocolate. The energizing splash of red will make you feel alive, vivid, and powerful! This scarf is light and warm, so it would be a great accessory for any season.

The creative process included several steps and many hours of enjoyable work!
First, very light silk was hand painted with silk dye and the colors were set by steaming process. They don’t fade, even after repeated washings.

It was felted with fine merino wool and a little bit of rayon to amplify the texture. I wanted to keep it light and breezy, so I didn’t use too much wool and left the painting to be the most important part of this piece.

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Felting is an ancient textile art that includes several steps. With the help of soapy water and
rubbing, rolling, squeezing, and throwing, emerges a unique garment. When light fabric, such as silk, is incorporated into this process, it is called nuno felting.

The combination of transparent silk and lightly felted wool makes this shawl look very delicate, but it is durable and easy to care of. You can hand wash it in cold water using mild soap. After that, wrap it into a towel and press down to dry. Could be dry cleaned as well.

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Size is approximately 22″/95″

I will be happy to make 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.