Hand Painted Scarves
Each of my scarves is unique, being hand painted using either batik or shibori techniques. I draw with hot wax on lightweight crêpe de chine scarves. The wax runs through a pen-like tool known as a tjanting. These fine lines set immediately. creating a resist for the paints. The paints are steam-fix, so the next part of the process involves several hours of steaming in a special container. All the wax is steamed out during this time, and the scarves become colourfast.
I use a method of pole winding and direct dyeing with the same paints, to create intricate patterns on Thai silk scarves. Thai silk is a raw, unprocessed yarn that has many irregularities giving it an organic, slubby look. It has a wonderful sheen and is as warm as crêpe de chine, yet cool in summer.
I do custom orders for these scarves, so if you don’t see the colours you are looking for in the shop, please contact me and I will paint in your chosen colours.