“Snow Owl”

$340.00

Overview

  • Hand painted and felted item
  • Time frame: two weeks
  • Materials: silk, Australian merino wool, silk dye
  • Ships worldwide from United States

Description

I love to paint owls. I noticed that these wise birds are admired by many people, including my friends and acquaintances. It is evident why. Without a doubt the owl is beautiful and majestic, but its spirit also represents wisdom and intuition, the capacity to see what others can not see, and the ability to see beyond the masks.
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This shawl is very cozy and soft. It is made of nice, thin silk and felted with softest merino wool.
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First, very light silk was hand painted with silk dye and colors were set by steaming process. They don’t fade, even after repeated washings.
Then, it was felted with fine merino wool 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 is incorporated into this process, it is called nuno felting.

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The combination of 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 25″/65″.