Dyed Silk Scarves with Sea Through Windows
The idea of the see through windows evolved from many inspirations.
I was admiring some scraps of fabric on my work table one
day and saw them resembling leaves caught in a fence in
the fall. So I set them between two layers of mesh. It
was a beginning but they needed some weight- some body.
By adding small painted gravel and some charms they got
more interesting. A friend with a sea glass collection
wanted me to put some in her scarf and that sold me on
the idea of glass in the windows. Then, a trip to the beach
inspired the addition of bits of sea shell. Who knows how
this work of art will evolve next.
I prefer to wear them hanging down from the neck as a collar
or vertical accent. I find them most flattering that way.
But then, I'm tall and shorter people like to wrap them
once around the neck and let the design hang across the
chest (as show in the photographs). Some people use them
for a sash and others weave them around the neck and use
a broach to hold them in place. And then you can just hang
them on the wall or over a small table. It's not recommended
to put them in direct sunlight. They will fade. They can
either be hand washed and ironed with a press cloth or
dry cleaned. The scarf is 7"x60". They are all
hand made and hand dyed.
Many wonderful customers have worn them and come back for more
colors and styles. I hope you give one a try and find how
much they will enhance your wardrobe.