22x90 Original, One of a Kind Hand Painted Iris Shawl
Starting with a 22x90" silk satin WHITE shawl, this piece has over 45 layers of dye applied in order to create deep rich colors. The silk starts out white, a few layers of dye that is lavender is applied to the silk before starting the design. The irises are then drawn freehand using a water based wax resist to create the design. Once the irises are drawn, the area outside of the irises is painted with a very light yellow dye and then several layers of light blue dye is applied. Then the outline of the stems are drawn. After that step, the outsides are applied with yellow then blue dye creating a final layer when the leaves can be drawn. After this, many more layers of dye are applied to create the deep and rich colors in each piece.
The dyes are permanent and washable!!