“Love’s labour” is a stunning, arashi shibori silk scarf measuring 167cm x 32cm. It is dyed with Safflower, Henna, Sumac berry & Madder natural dyes. This scarf is one of a kind.
Following a recent trip to India, I was inspired by the techniques of fabric artisans in Bhuj.
Their dyeing and tying of fabrics create magical results. This has lead to my interest in the world of natural dyes, indigo, and shibori techniques.
For insight into some of these techniques, I have described them in these short texts:
It is my hope, that the woman who owns one of my scarves feels that she has an item that is exclusive.
Enjoy this piece of wearable art often and in various situations, whether at work or at play. Scarves are an inexpensive, feminine and classy accessory any woman can use. My scarves are designed in a large variety of colours and styles. They enhance any outfit and make compelling fashion statements.
For many years, my dedication was to printmaking: intaglio, silkscreen and lithography. I studied at Montreal Museum of Fine Art, School of Art & Design and later went on to study Fine Art and Art Education, at University. My main interest, at the time was silkscreen. Following my University studies, I returned to Ontario, where I enrolled in a course in Surface Design at OCA, in Toronto. The printing on fabric was done with silkscreen technique.
Dry cleaning is recommended to keep this arashi shibori silk scarf in pristine condition. This will ensure that the textured pleats remain.
It may also be washed in warm or cold water, with a mild soap. Afterwards, it should be laid flat to dry. By washing it, the pleats will disappear, but the scarf will have a new and still beautiful appearance.