Autumn on a scarf.
A lovely pattern of orange dahlia petals with sprinkles of walnut brown.
The dahlias come from my mum’s garden in West Cork, Ireland. she dries them in her greenhouse and then posts them to me.
The walnuts I collect in the mountains near Granada, the beautifully named Sierra Nevada. It’s the green outer husks which are used for dyeing. They dry hard and I store them for years. At the moment I’m using last year’s collection.
Like all of my scarves this has been slowly dyed up on my roof using only the sun as a heat source, slowly and patiently letting nature do its work.
Obviously the scarf is unique.
It measures 45cm x 176cm (18” x 69”).
Pure silk with hand rolled edges.
The scarf can be washed in cool water and ironed. I usually iron on medium heat while the silk is still a little damp.