Quality gift items made from hand-dyed natural fabrics. All fabrics are washable, and the colours are permanently fixed into the fabrics. My colours are bright and strong to reflect the vibrancy of the Nelson Region. Each item is unique and individually hand-made, washable and the colours are permanently fixed into the fabrics. I make a wide range of products. Silk and merino scarves, sun visors, purses, fridge magnets, gift cards, spec cases, aprons, and cushion covers, which incorporate a variety of dyeing techniques.
Silk Scarf – Night Sky
100% silk scarf. Neck warmer style.
The scarf is made from 2 layers of medium/heavy weight habotai silk. It is sewn so that there are no visible edges, which gives the scarf a neat finish.
Size: 22 x 200 cm (9 x 80 inches)
The non-toxic dyes are painted onto the silk, and while the fabric is still damp; urea, (which is the form of small white balls), are placed on the fabric in a random pattern.
The urea draws the dye to itself, leaving behind a “bleached-out” halo effect. It does not harm the fabric.
Once dried, the colours are steam-fixed for 2 to 3 hours. The steaming process creates permanent, vibrant, colour.
When I use a combination of dark blue dyes, it reminds me of the crystal clear starry nights we can experience here in Nelson.
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Dyeing, designing and sewing fabrics are my passion and I offer a range of quality products, which are designed using hand-painted natural fibres.
Influenced by my environment, each day presents itself as a creative adventure. I have been a Nelson Market stall holder for the last 26 years.
I have always made a range of gift items which are easy to post, and over the years have been very popular with the overseas visitors and locals alike.
Only a few product lines are listed on this website, but if you would like to enquire about a product that you have seen at my Nelson market stall, then feel free to contact me either via my wesite, facebook page, or at my studio. Which is open Monday – Friday 10 till 4, phoning first is recommended, or visit me at my stall. Saturdays from 8am till 1pm