Antrim Street Studio scarves are hand dyed 100% silk, and can be hand washed or dry cleaned. Click for washing instructions.
THEY ARE COLORFAST
Each scarf is made using fiber reactive dyes, which bond permanently to the fabric, resulting in a colorfast scarf. After each scarf is dyed, the excess dye is washed out with hot water and a special soap. This process guarantees that the colors will not run when the scarf is either hand washed or dry cleaned.
THEY ARE COLORFUL
I begin the dye process using powdered dyes in primary colors, which allow me to mix an almost infinite array of colors. I create the patterns in the scarves by using mechanical resist techniques, which involve shaping and compressing the fabric so portions of it resist the dye. The shaping methods I use include using a variety of ways to fold and then clamp shapes to the fabric, or tightly wrapping the fabric around a pole or rope. The Japanese term for these techniques is Shibori. I dye many of the scarves multiple times to obtain layers of color and texture.
THEY ARE UNIQUE
My process involves shaping each piece by hand, and carefully orchestrating color, time, temperature, water and shape. Each scarf emerges from the dye bath with unique variations in color and texture. When I unwrap and wash each one, I am reminded of how nature has had a hand in creating the results. The element of surprise in seeing how each piece turns out is one of the constant delights I find in my work.
THEY ARE EVER-CHANGING
Each fall and spring I introduce changes in my color palette, both to coordinate with the fashion colors of the season, and because I love experimenting with color and color combinations. You will also find new designs in my collections every year.
THEY ARE MADE IN AN ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY STUDIO
I am committed to comprehensive energy and resource saving practices in my studio. My hot water and electricity are derived from solar and wind sources.
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