I’ve been having delightful fun creating a flurry of butterflies on my latest silk scarf. Inspired by the latest theme set (by myself actually) for the Cosmic Web Artisans group, I decided to paint my first ever sprinkle of flutterbies on silk.
The soft undercoat of mottled dyes, then steaming to fix them. And then a layer of little butterflies painted with soya wax.
And next a top coating of various shades of green.
This was all rolled up, steamed, washed out to remove the wax residues and then ironed.
I love the way it has turned out.
I even added a tiny little sprinkling of gold dust on the end to give a soft magical touch.
I was just thinking that would probably look delicious as yardage and made into something soft and sensuous to wear… mmmm watch this space.
If you would like me to create you a beautifully original designer silk, please contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org and we can have a chat and make it happen.