Pops of crimson and smudges of orange from silver dollar buds and leaves sit side by side with the purple leaf prints of pohutukawa. Set on a background of lemony yellow (from young eucalyptus leaves) the prints combine to create stunning visual texture on this shawl scarf. The careful visible mending I've done to patch holes caused by flooding adds more interest still!
The gauzy weave of this wide scarf means that it is luxuriously soft and the silk and wool blend makes it warm enough to wear all the way from New Zealand's autumn through to spring.
I have done my best to show the colours of each piece accurately. However, due to your monitor/screen settings and my (limited) photographic ability colours may vary slightly in person. The first image shows the colours most accurately.
92 x 150cm (approx.)
Climate Change Scarves
Monsoon flooding in North India took a toll on small businesses reliant on weaving these silk and wool scarves. The majority of the pieces they had in stock were damaged and unsuitable for sale... That's where my supplier stepped in and bought their damaged stock, helping the small businesses (and community) reliant on their weaving to rebuild!
I've bought some of these scarves to mend, print and sell to you. I've carefully hand-patched holes (where necessary) and eco-printed each scarf using foliage from mine and my friends' gardens... adding character to continue the story of these beautiful pieces.
Eco-printing is a method of transferring the natural shape, patterns and pigments of leaves onto fabrics using natural mordants and assists. It relies on the alchemy of nature rather than chemical inks. I gather the leaves from my own garden and local area before throughtfully and carefullyplacin