Habotai Silk Scarf - Indigo dyed using our own plants
Habotai Silk Scarf - Indigo dyed using our own plants
Habotai Silk Scarf - Indigo dyed using our own plants

Habotai Silk Scarf - Indigo dyed using our own plants


If you've ever heard anything about dyeing, you may know that one must scour the cloth or fleece before dyeing for an even application of color. Silk fabrics have a build up of sericin, the gummy protein that held the silk cocoon together. 

This past Winter, I found myself wondering about the resist pattern that the silk sericin would give if I broke the "rule" and didn't scour my fabric.  The result was this lovely droplet motif, reminiscent of ripples and bubbles in deep water. 

8 mm Habotai Silk scarf,  dyed using my fermented Indigo vat.  We grow Japanese indigo each year, this scarf is dyed entirely from our own plants! 

11 x 60 inches