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My inspiration for this scarf came from a vacation trip to the Outer Banks of North Carolina.

Pin wheel flowers are comprised of petals with red, orange and yellow and look like a bulls eye design.


The yellow green paints are dropped onto the gel surface and allowed to expand and interact with the other colors on the surface. Then I created a bulls eye pattern to mimic the pin wheel flower randomly on the surface.


This was allowed to dry. Then another pattern of greens-both light and dark was created with white opening up the design to let the flowers peep through. Thus this scarf has been printed twice!!


Therefore, each design created is different than the one before it.


I washed the scarf first to rid the fabric of manufacturing residue, then soaked the fabric in alum to fix the pigments on the scarf.  The 17th Century process of marbling is a dry garment to wet surface transfer.


After the scarf has been left to drip dry and rest for 7 days, then I carefully wash out the extra gel and paints to return the scarf to it's "soft as silk" nature!

Pin Wheel Flowers

  • The scarf is 22 x 72", 100% silk habotai scarf.  The fabric is a smooth, airy silk.

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