One of my latest scarves was such fun to paint – as indeed they all are. I’m sharing here a few of the photos I took along the way to let you see how it came about.
Here is the first layer. Lots of different shades of blues, turquoises and greens, all intermingles. I added a few swirly shapes to bring in some movement.
Next I got out the tjanting and added some leaf motifs. Dancing around upside down and back to front as I love to do. Again more movement.
The tjanting is the traditional Indonesian tool used for drawing lines with the wax on the fabric.
Then I mixed some darker turquoise and painted in the leaf shapes, adding tiny bits of texture to them.
Here it is drying getting ready for the steaming. Finally the 3 hour steam bath rolled up in paper to set the dyes.
And there we are.
I really loved doing the photoshoot as this one is so expressive. As you can see from one of the photos, it lends itself perfectly to pinning in place with a pretty brooch. Mmmm….
And imagine being swathed in this gorgeous silk fabric. If you’d like me to create some bespoke silk fabric for you, please get in touch so we can have a talk about it and make it happen.