Monday, December 10, 2007

Finished silk scarves

I found a little time here and there over the weekend to finish up all the silk scarves. I can't tell you how happy I am with them! The colours are so luminous, translucent. Very pretty.

Using the Shiva paintstiks proved to be interesting, as silk is somewhat wiggly and squiggly, not wanting to stay put. It made doing the rubbings challenging, but well worth the effort. For most of the scarves I kept the colours in the same or analogous colour family (some were highlighted with a little sparkle,too) so that the effect was more 'emergent' than stamped or printed on top.

It would be hard to pick a favorite out of these!

The grape colour to the left is actually a rich plum in real life, and for some reason I can't get it to photograph well.

All 12 scarves, done.

Back to quilting!




Vicki W said...

Very beautiful! Did you have to set the Shiva with an iron or just let it cure?

Quilt Pixie said...

Love the colour range you've got going in those scarves :-) The rubbings look great, even if a "pain" to do....

joyce said...

Gorgeous. The shiva paints really add something.

Debra Spincic said...


Quilt Nut said...

again, simply beautiful!