Silk Scarves and Crow

2 Jul

I have a need for magic. For the mysterious. The unknown. A need for serendipity and chance. And I’m getting a huge dose of it. Eco printing. Doing things–things I often can’t repeat because even though I tell myself I’m taking good notes, when I refer back to them–well, let’s just say they don’t tell me much. But that’s the nature of a certain type of magic–it happens by itself.

I don’t know how long this phase will last–this passion for imprinting nature onto cloth. But right now I’m in the throes of it. A freezer near full of leaves.

Witch Hazel
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Saturday night I was visiting with friends–and had been asked to bring my current work. Scarves. Had no idea really how they would be received. Was hesitant. But the response was amazing. Three women of the three women there each bought a scarf. After much looking and deciding. Nothing I’ve ever created before has EVER been met with such enthusiasm. Yes, it was just three women — not a broad cross-sampling of the population–but for me it’s a sign and I’m taking it.   Items listed in Shopping Place.

witchhazel
Sourwood
sourwood
Peony
peony

But for me the blessing–cloth has called me back. Crow surrounded by magic from the dye vat.crow

20 Responses to “Silk Scarves and Crow”

  1. Carol July 2, 2015 at 10:01 am #

    Your creations, gorgeous, just simply gorgeous!

    • Patricia July 2, 2015 at 10:56 am #

      Thanks Carol. And I know how you love Silk!

      • Carol July 2, 2015 at 1:10 pm #

        LOL, you clever lady.

  2. debbie.weaver July 2, 2015 at 10:09 am #

    Beautiful results, are you using a mordant.

    • Patricia July 2, 2015 at 10:57 am #

      Hi Deb. I scour the scarves, soak in vinegar and then steam.

  3. grace July 2, 2015 at 11:13 am #

    they ARE just very FINE! and the crow….o, the crow…..
    i love all this and look forward to them being in the shop…..
    you really have a gift with the imprinting

    • Patricia July 4, 2015 at 9:59 am #

      hey Grace. working on crow while waiting for more scarves

  4. beth July 2, 2015 at 11:52 am #

    The scarves are lovely, Patricia, and happy to see you following thread again…

    • Patricia July 4, 2015 at 10:00 am #

      hey beth. thanks for stopping by. hope all is “visually” well in your world

  5. nanacathy2 July 2, 2015 at 12:06 pm #

    Lovely unique scarfs, no wonder your friends bought one each.

  6. Marti July 2, 2015 at 12:14 pm #

    Yessssssssssss, beautiful and magic filled and I knew that others would see the magic…the thing about magic is that it knows when to come…

    • Patricia July 4, 2015 at 10:01 am #

      magic knows when to come and sometimes we have to be open to seeing it.

  7. Liz July 2, 2015 at 5:54 pm #

    Oh how I love silk … and your imprints are amazingly clear, with wonderful color. Can’t say I’m sad that my wool suit with silk shell and scarf days are over, though. And I’ve given up on stitching with silk floss … my garden-hands are so rough that the strands catch on them.

    • Patricia July 4, 2015 at 10:02 am #

      wow–wool suit with silk shell. have any pics?

  8. Mo Crow July 2, 2015 at 9:49 pm #

    what a great crow!

    • Patricia July 4, 2015 at 10:03 am #

      great crow. yes. only noisy at night

  9. ravenandsparrow July 3, 2015 at 12:15 pm #

    Wow. Great imprints. I’m not surprised that your friends were enthused.

    • Patricia July 4, 2015 at 10:04 am #

      hey. and thanks. i keep looking for your finished “wax off” cloth

  10. deemallon July 6, 2015 at 5:36 pm #

    I would have stopped you on the street if you had been wearing one of those! Not quite luck on your part.

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