As the seasons turned, I made this work as an expression of my vision of summer.
Original silk painting / Cold batik technique
100% silk crepe de chine, has a slightly crinkled texture with a gentle, graceful drape and is very soft to the touch.
It is hand painted with fabric dyes. They set by professional steaming process, so the silk dye bonds with silk at the molecular level. The colors are very brilliant and permanent. Silk dye leaves no texture on silk.
Colors are permanent and sun tolerant. They don't fade, even after repeated washings. Wash by hand or dry clean.
This style of items is multipurpose, they can be hung as is, framed , or even worn as shawls. The customer who bought this particular piece chose to frame it, and it turned out great.