131 x 23 cm (51" x 9") The mannequin is an accurate Uk size 10-12
This silk scarf is sewn at double thickness to create a smart scarf that's neat & tidy to wear (& won't dangle into your coffee-cup ;-)
Made from old-fashioned 100% Silk 'Satin-Crepe' a sumptuous, shiny, weighty silk. Satin-crepe is a type of weave with a beautiful drape and luxurious feel. It will mould into soft folds once handled, and can be worn by men too. Washed gently by hand, it should last a life time.....
The designs are created from motifs copied from butterfly wings which I layer into patterns with oil paints on a large canvas. The paintings are then printed on the silk by the Centre of Advanced Textiles in Scotland. Once the fabric has returned to me, I cut and hand sew the prints into silk scarves.
My designs are not created by intuition alone. They're not direct expressions of my feelings. I like reading, so I use patterns I've discovered in 20th C philosophies and use them as series of rules to create repeat designs for fabric.
I use three rules in fact. There's a colourless layer that's tiny, almost insignificant and very repetitive. Then there's at least one, maybe two, highly coloured harmonious layers that are neither dominant nor insignificant. In these layers, each motif is related to another in that it has part-of the colour of another motif. Finally there's a very large dominant motif in a single tone (colour) albeit a variety of tint (level of whiteness). The dominant motifs push all the others into the background as they stand with authority in the foreground. I layer these patterns so that they create a complex arrangement for fabric.
Then I apply intuition and break the rules!
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