Eco Printed Silk Chiffon Poncho Tunic
This natural dyed silk tunic is eco printed with “windfall” leaves collected from our local arboretum. (Windfall leaves are chosen from those that have fallen from the tree or bush. Leaves are never taken directly from their hosts unless they are pruned.) Click on the Shop on Etsy button to see what I have in stock.
Designer, Marketer Gini Holmes is a traditionally trained print maker who has turned to more experimental means by which to create her images. She has many works in private collections in the United States and Abroad.
This natural dyed silk tunic is eco printed with “windfall” leaves collected from our local arboretum. (Windfall leaves are chosen from those that have fallen from the tree or bush. Leaves are never taken directly from their hosts unless they are pruned.)
Peoni, Sycamore, Black Locus and Catalpa leaves were placed on top of silk chiffon soaked in vinegar water. A “cover blanket” that had been soaking iron water infused with magenta pigment for three days, was placed on top of the scarf and leaves. This combination was then rolled tightly around a copper pipe, wrapped in compression tape, and boiled in water for 2 hours, causing the leaves to leave their imprints while blocking the pigment dyes that transferred from the iron cloth to the open spaces on the chiffon scarf. (For my pigments, I am recycling inks from my large format digital printer.)
Sewn in two panels, the garment measures 27″across/31″down, front and back. Hand hemming dfinishes the top and sides. The hemline retains the raw edge of the fabric.
Hand beading completes the neckline and sides.
Looks great paired with jeans, a skirt, over a long dress, or with leggings. Dress it up, dress it down.
Washable. To prolong life of silk, hand wash in cold water and white vinegar. Do not soak. Hang in the shade to dry.
Machine washing okay, but not recommended. If machine washing, use a mesh bag. 1/2 cup white vinegar + 2 teaspoons salt works better than any laundry detergent. http://theheartysoul.com/diy-natural-laundry-detergent/
Note: Keep in mind that the colors on computer monitors vary.
• Colleagues Sandy Scott and Gini Holmes create every Venus d’Pyro piece by hand in our studio.
• Shipping time is listed for all items as 3-5 working days (until it leaves the studio), plus shipping time, just in case we are out of town doing an art fair and can’t attend to an order immediately.
• Shipping is free.
• To keep costs as low as possible, we do not add additional insurance, delivery confirmation, etc. If you would like additional services that you don’t find available at check out, and they are available for your country, please let us know and we will add the additional costs to your invoice.
• Each country has varying rules and fees regarding customs fees; these are the responsibility of the order recipient.
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