I hand dyed this pure tussah silk scarf using permanent procion dyes that actually bond to the fibers and yield excellent colorfastness. Tussah is spun from the shorter silk fibers that result when spinning silk cocoons. It has a lovely nubby yet delicate texture and an amazing soft drape that makes it a joy to sew and handle. Tussah silk may be my favorite type of silk, although it’s hard to choose. Silk satin is my other favorite, but there are so many wonderful types of silk!
I use Japanese shibori resist dye techniques to make this type of scarf. Shibori is a traditional technique using stitching/folding/tying/and/or clamping the fabric together to make a resist when dyeing.
10” x 72”
Serged seams using Egyptian cotton thread, so the edges are dyed along with the fabric. I love this unique effect!
A Bali silver bead embellishes each corner.
Machine dry or hang up to dry—both methods are fine with this fabric!
Steam press if desired, but it is usually not necessary and tussah resists wrinkles!
One of a kind!
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