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Designed by Dana NOT Been Done Before
This 9"x27" rectangular silk scarf is a beautiful robin's egg aqua blue crinkle silk chiffon with details hand sewn in metallic thread.
The video shows how I pull 1 thread across the width of the fabric then cut along that line to get perfect 90 degree cuts.
100% silk chiffon is shear, lightweight, very soft to the touch and flows breezily with your movements.
This is how I made it:
First I cut perfectly straight perpendicular cuts using a fool proof time-consuming technique then hand finish the edges. I use contrasting thread to edge the scarf to enhance the handmade quality of the piece.
Next I hand stitched the design details using contrasting metallic thread colors of Sapphire Blue on 1 end and Peacock Teal Blue on the other end. This is a very tedious process and well worth it for the effect!
Hand wash in lukewarm water with a little liquid soap and lay flat on a towel to dry. Enjoy!
I appreciate hand made objects d'art and the old world style rarely found in America. I am influenced by great artists and designers and pride myself on developing original works of art that may be inspired by others. I never copy others. That would be beneath the true artist within. I hope my work inspires others to do what they love!
Art is Freeing
It allows a free flow of energy- from the Universe/God through the artist's hands into the finished product. You don't always know what the end result will be when you dive in wholeheartedly. I find this to be a thrilling experience. Art creates even more creativity... creation is a wonderful thing.
After 25 years of working with glass I diverge. My new art form explores something completely different and refreshing. It is a true pleasure to learn a new way of expressing myself and my creativity.
There is nothing more physically different than glass than lightweight sheer fabric. Glass is heavy, sharp and requires lots of heat and energy to process it into a finished object. Silk fabric on the other hand is light, flowing, airy and softly tactile. Translucence is the only shared characteristic.