Eco-dying is a very slow process. I start with 100% Habotai silk scarves and make my own all-natural dyes as a base dye. It often takes a few rounds of sitting in the dye bath overnight then hanging to dry to reach the desired color. After a few weeks of curing, I roll the scarves up with leaves and flowers (or, in this case, string) and steam for two hours. The results are always one-of-a-kind as each eco-dyed piece tells its own unique story. For me, the process of making these scarves is always an act of surrender and trust; the end results always surprising me with the endless beauty of the natural world around us.
Hand wash using a mild detergent and hang to dry. Iron on low if desired.
Wondering which size to choose? Consider how you (or your gift recipient) normally wears scarves: Hanging down loose from the neck? Choose 15x60 inches. Wrapped around the neck? Choose the longer 14x72 inches. Worn as a head scarf or as a smaller accent piece? 11x60 inches will work best.