The sixth in my series of Botanical Memories. Using the ecoprinting technique, leaves from my garden and the local countryside are imprinted into the silk habotai. Some botanics print quite distinctly and others create more vague shapes, giving a lovely ethereal and watercolour quality. This selection is composed of light and dark shades of brown on a rusty brown and coppery background - reminds me of CorTen steel.
Due to the random placement of the leaves, and their individual reactions to the dyeing process, each ribbon is completely unique. The photographs show a selection of the variations in each ribbon.
Available in one type of silk:
- Habotai: a soft, smooth, lightweight silk with a lovely shimmer and drape. Torn and frayed for that natural look.
Habotai: 2cm x 200cm (£6.00); 3cm x 200cm (£8.00)
Botanical memories VII
Every precaution has been taken to ensure that the ribbons are colourfast in cold water, but we would advise carrying out your own tests for colourfastness if this is an issue. If you do need to wash the ribbons, please do so in cool water and, if necessary, only use a pH-neutral soap as the ribbon colours can be affected by chemicals or a change in pH due to the nature of the plant pigments used in the dyeing process. Note: plant food is a chemical and will react with the silk colour; please dry your stems before wrapping with silk ribbon.
Please store the ribbons in a dark environment.
The ribbons are photographed in natural daylight for colour accuracy; however, the colours on your monitor may differ slightly to those in real life due to your computer settings.
Due to the organic and handmade nature of this product, small imperfections may be visible in both the fabric weave and colour. Embrace those imperfections as each ribbon is beautiful and unique!