Habotai Silk Scarf - Indigo dyed using our own plants
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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!