Burnout Velvet Scarf with Willows patter
Hand-Painted, with Pussywillows Pattern in Purple.
I etched my own willows pattern into white silk-velvet, creating a texture called devorè, sometimes referred to as "burn-out velvet" or "cut velvet". The fabric is sheer silk dyed olive green, with an all-over velvet pattern hand-painted with dyes in green and purple tones, in a watercolor style.
This scarf was pre-washed as part of the dying and hand-painting process. A cold, gentle cycle will make it softer. A hot dryer will make it fluffier. It may be ironed on the reverse side.
The sewn hems are rolled-edges.
•The fabric is silk chiffon background with a rayon pile:
All natural materials make it luxuriously soft.