I use Chinese ecru silk yarn for the scarves and use this to dye in the Japanese Ikat technique. I have had commissions to use certain colour-ways to suit specific personalities, but also use this product to ‘play’ with colour. No two scarves are ever the same and the wefts chosen are either handspun silk, or a commercial yarn in silk or a silk mix. They are 160 cms in length and 32 cms in width but can be made to any specification. The wider ‘wraps’ are 160 x 90 and can be used in a variety of ways: as a blanket scarf, a shawl, to cover for comfort while sitting, without being too heavy or clutzy.
Silk is very versatile, being both warm in winter and cool in summer. In particular it has a very flattering and comfortable drape. I regard these as both a comfort and as uplifting splash of colour. These are just a snapshot of the many colourways available. I have recently changed style slightly (see the scarf on the clothes hanger). How they are worn is up to you!
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