Each of these hand-printed Prussian Blue Cyanotype silk scarves is unique because of the nature of the process and this makes them very special. They are 100% hand-rolled Chinese silk scarves, which I print by hand, using the photo-sensitive Cyanotype process, together with foliage and plants used as stencils from the Dorset countryside. The variations in tone and shades of blue in each scarf will depend on the plants used and the strength of the sun in which they are exposed. Perfect for Summer, the scarves are soft, floaty and very elegant. Also, at @28cm x 114cm, they are comfortable to wear without being too long or bulky as well as being washable.
Please note: Due to the nature of the process, each print is unique and may vary slightly from the pictured product. Made to order, I am happy to take commissions for a Cyanotype silk scarf if you would like more of them, or ones with a different or specific design.
The Cyanotype process is a 19th Century photographic process that uses iron salts and sunshine to create a beautiful Prussian Blue colour; it is the original 'blueprint'. In the 1800s, botanist Anna Atkins was the first person to use photographs to illustrate a book by using Cyanotypes and this is the same process that I use today!