~17 inches wide by 79 inches long
You can see this wool scarf at the Britton Gallery in Bracebridge, Ontario. You can still purchase it online, but it might be a day or two before I can pick it up + pop it in the mail...
It's another new twist on an old idea: printing with neckties. Transferring the pattern from silk ties onto fabrics is not something I dreamed up, but I've spent many days (and nights) creating my own processes so that I can make work that is uniquely mine.
Each scarf starts off plain 'white' + I transfer the dye directly from pieces of (men's) silk ties, effectively 'printing' the pattern onto the wool. It's made with 100% wool gauze that's fine + incredibly soft, with wonderful drape. Light enough to be decorative, but also very functional at the same time! Wool is amazing!
Because the amount of fabric in a single tie is small + finite, making duplicates is impossible + experimentation is a constant. Every scarf is definitely one of a kind! Similar-looking ties can react quite differently, so the results can be unpredictable (as well as exciting + exasperating)! Blue shades are usually the most surprising – the transferred colour might be orange, brown, purple, grey + occasionally even blue!
Care Instructions: Handwash with gentle, no-rinse laundry soap in cool water; spin out in the washer, fluff in dryer on air or ultra low heat for 5 minutes; lay flat or hang to dry.
This scarf was created by Jen in her home studio.