Eco printed is a part of the slow fashion movement for a reason. These scarves take five days to create so they are a challenge for someone as impetuous as I am. I have tried short cuts but they don’t work. This is a really beautiful scarf and a fantastic example of eco printing. I use a combination of tannic acid and ferrous oxide which create a wonderful 3d effect around the leaves and really highlight detail. The creams and browns and greens are all naturally created as the process progresses. I use a Habotai silk for these as the heavier weight really captures the print. It makes me smile because who knew that as I sat gazing out of the window in my Chemistry classes, I would be using it create wonderful pieces of artwork.
Maple & Ferns
45 x 180 cms