Category Archives: Scarves

St Edmund’s, Southwold. Revisiting Rood Screens Suffolk III

Four years ago during the autumn of 2014 I blogged a sequence of posts relating how I was inspired by the Ranworth rood screen to create some silk scarves. Now is that time of year when I turn to looking … Continue reading

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An Experiment with the Microwave

Recently, I have been reading about the traditional Japanese skill of Shibori. You’ve probably seen examples around as it has become very popular. Shibori is a dyeing method that involves folding and binding plain, undyed cloth and then submerging the knotted … Continue reading

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Layering – Part III – Darker Backgrounds

In the third and final part of my series about painting layers on silk I have turned my attention to the challenges of starting with darker backgrounds. This is a design that I have painted in more than one colourway. … Continue reading

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Layering – Part II

In a recent post I uploaded photographs of the layering process. I used green dyes for the new top layer on a square silk twill scarf. Here, is another combination of colours on the same original coloured background, but this time on … Continue reading

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Layering – Part I

It is time for changing two or three older pieces of work that haven’t sold. I am happy to say that overpainting previously painted and steamed silk can give some very pleasing results. Here a (boring) pale cream, lilac and … Continue reading

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Hand-painted, really?

This is not what I was going to blog about today, but I need to have a little, or not so little moan. This is how my morning started. Firstly, I received an email from a company asking me if … Continue reading

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One silk scarf, three linen shirts

The beauty and fun of chiffon is that it is translucent .  .  .  .  . and that means the colours of a chiffon scarf will vary depending on the colours beneath it. I have to admit when I began … Continue reading

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Back from Narnia?

It has been awkward finding appealing interior spaces and decent natural lighting for a scarf photoshoot this past winter and the following grey, grey spring, but, eventually, I have some new photographs for my online shop. It always takes longer … Continue reading

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It’s Officially Spring

It was the Vernal Equinox on Tuesday and despite all the wintery and bitterly cold wind (a short visit from Mini-beast last week, the cousin of the Beast from the East) it is officially spring and just a little bit … Continue reading

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The Romantic Rose for Valentine’s

When folk consider flowers for Valentine’s Day, the perennial favourite is the red rose. I think there is something intensely romantic about a single, velvety, dark red rose, but if I were to be receiving a bouquet of roses, I … Continue reading

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New Gift Boxes

Most of the scarves I sell are bought as gifts. And, whether my customer is buying from me in real life, or online, I carefully fold each scarf within acid free tissue paper and place it in a box. Now … Continue reading

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