chiffon and a gift for giada

chiffon, French pronunciation: [ʃi.fɔ̃], from the french word for a cloth or rag, is a lightweight, balanced plain-woven sheer fabric woven of alternate S- and Z-twist crepe (high-twist) yarns.[1] The twist in the crepe yarns puckers the fabric slightly in both directions after weaving, giving it some stretch and a slightly rough feel.

silk chiffon is the perfect fabric for a spring or summer scarf and takes paint and dye is sheer and soft. i have been having a blast hand painting scarves and playing with colors.

ombré–adjective–shaded or graduated in tone: said of a color

these scarves have an ombre effect, which is such fun to do–i love the look!! what do you think?

as i mentioned in a previous post, i was selected to give a gift to food network star, giada de laurentiis through the exclusive artisan group. i am thrilled with this opportunity, and i hope she loves and wears my gift!
it is my dogwood in sun hand painted silk chiffon shawl

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7 Responses to chiffon and a gift for giada

  1. jean says:

    It’s a stunning scarf — reminds me of sherbet and it will lovely gorgeous on her!

  2. Dee C. says:

    Oh my gosh your creations are always so beatiful…I am sure putting on one of these scarves is like being enveloped by a cloud!

  3. Beautiful colors! It was fun to read a bit about the fabric characteristics, too. What a lovely gift! 🙂

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