Finished Hand-Dyed and Signed Devore Satin Scarf
Leaf Pattern of shimmering Rayon Satin on a sheer background of Silk Chiffon
Approximately 15 x 60" (no fringe)
I've been noticing a huge, laden camellia bush from my kitchen window. I'm thinking most camellias have come and gone this season, but this one is still going to town. Upon closer look, I confirmed that it is the one called Pink Perfection. I was curious to see what possible dye might come from it. The flowers on the ground half-filled up a grocery bag. I noticed a few red camellias nearby, so I threw those in too.
Here are pictures of the process.
|Camellias and silk simmering.|
|Silk scarf after simmering. I chose not to strain the petals out of the dye.|
|Rinsed silk with the residual dye for another piece.|
|Dried and ironed.|
|Signed, one of a kind.|