“Waiting For The Rainbow”

$285.00

 

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: silk, Australian fine merino wool, Italian silk/ wool blend, rayon
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Time frame 2-3 weeks

 

Description

This colorful shawl is light and warm, so it would be a great accessory for any season, especially fall.
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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.
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It was felted with fine merino wool, silk/wool blend 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.

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.
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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 90″/22″.