Friday rolls around quickly….
…and I find myself anxious to share more with you. Perhaps that is something worthy of debate or discussion in and of itself. Can a hand painted silk scarf be considered art? I think so. This is the fourth(successful)scarf that I have completed. Yes, there have been a couple NOT so successful attempts. As soon as the final wash/rinse is completed I will be taking it along with the one I posted last Friday to the studio, where I will take photos of the other two that are on display.
The first three scarves where done with silk dyes. You will note the difference in the vibrancy in the color (when I get them posted), the advantage is that the silk maintains its watery flow-y texture. I do note, however, that the silk painting process changes the “hand” of the silk somewhat. This simply means that the overall textural feel of the silk scarf itself is different.
It is fun and exciting to explore new techniques and using new materials. I would love to hear from any of you silk painting, and dyeing and your experiences with these scarves.
|11×60″ habotai silk scarf (hand silk painted)|