What is Batik?
Batik is the process of applying alternating layers of hot wax and dyes to create designs on fabric. Unique effects of the batik process are the miniscule spider web color lines that appear throughout the fabric in each color of the dyes.
What is Shibori?
Shibori is a Japanese technique of shaping, wrapping, stitching and securing fabric prior to dyeing. There are fifteen named shibori techniques each defining how the fabric is secured i.e. arashi shibori, nui shibori, suji shibori etc. Most of the shibori I am doing is Arashi Shibori, which is silk that is tightly wrapped around a pole and tied with fine line.
What is Silk Painting?
This is a technique using gutta, a resist, to define designs. After the gutta is applied, special silk paints are used to paint the silks using fine sumi-e brushes.
*** All dyes and colors are permanent on the silk.***
What kind of silk do you use to make the scarves?
The long scarves are Chiffon, Habotai silk, Silk Charmeuse. 100% Silk
The fringed scarves are Silk Satin or Burnout Silk Velvet. 18% Silk, 72% Rayon.
(Background is silk; foreground is rayon.)
What size are they?
The Chiffon, Habotai and Charmeuse range from 11”-22” Wide x 60”-90” Long
The Fringed Silk Satins or Burnout Silk Velvets are 14”x72”.
Scarves may be dry cleaned, hand washed or gentle machine wash. Steam press.
Do you accept custom orders? Will you work with specific color requests?
Yes I am happy to work with you on custom colors for Your Special Order or for bridesmaid gifts or gifts for other occasions.
How do I order/buy a scarf?
I accept all major credit cards via Paypal or by phone.
Please go to the contact me page and fill in the form. OR Call me at (216) 556-3420.
FAQ WORKSHOPS, CLASSES, LECTURES
How do I sign up for your workshops or classes?
Please go to the Calendar Page OR go to the contact me page and fill in the form. OR Call me at (216) 556-3420.
Will you create a workshop for me and a group of 5 of my friends?
Absolutely, I would love do that! Go to the contact me page and fill in the form. OR Call me at (216) 556-3420.
Would you come and speak to our group at our monthly meeting?
Absolutely, sounds like great fun! Go to the contact me page and fill in the form. OR Call me at (216) 556-3420.
Will you come to our school as an Artist-in-Residence?
Yes definitely. I often do K-12 programs. These programs can be tailored for one class or an entire school.Go to the contact me page and fill in the form. OR Call me at (216) 556-3420.