I was rifling through some of the wool and silk items that I packed away protectively during summer, (when clothes m*ths are breeding) and realised I still have three scarf blanks that were given to me by friends. One is a wool gauze, I think.
One is probably silk scrim.
And the other looks like a finer grade of still quite open-weave silk.
I had an idea for how they might find happy homes, and after some days of wishing but not finding time…
These leaves were collected in the neighbourhood as they fell from trees lining a driveway. And of course, eucalyptus! One pot had a madder exhaust in it, because madder is never really exhausted as far as I can tell.
Out they came…
The silk scrim will need another dye bath, I think. The other two made me very happy–and this is good, because I planned for them to be part of my daughter’s birthday present. I tried a different folding and wrapping strategy on the wool and love the way it came out. The tie resist marks were great–
There are leafy parts and abstract parts, parts that are burgundy or grey-black and others that are more orange.
I tend to get more muted colours on silk, and this was no exception. Still lovely, and just as important in this case, different.
I hope she will like them both. She lives in a colder part of the country and she does love a good scarf.
And now… they have been folded, wrapped, tied with hand made string and placed in the post!