Inspired by nature and handmade in Suffolk. Silk scarves naturally dyed and botanically printed with leaves and flowers from my dye garden. Handmade textiles in wool and silk, and upcycled linen and cotton clothing with botanical printing and natural dyes.

Silk Scarf Leaf Printed Sage Green


Silk Scarf Leaf Printed Sage Green

Ships From: United Kingdom (UK)

Sold By : Marian May Textile Art SKU: 23109 Category: Tags: , , ,


A lightweight pure silk scarf with rolled hems which has been dyed a subtle sage green using reed flowers. (Phragmites australis) Phragmites have a short flowering season, and I harvest the mature deep red/black/purple flower head plumes from local marshland areas. I then steam them in large pots in my garden studio to produce the dye and freeze batches of it for use throughout the year. I printed this scarf using leaves from forest pansy (cersis), sambucca black lace, robinia (false acacia), whitebeam, silver birch, cotinus, silver maple, plum and walnut. The colours range from sage green through vibrant golden yellow, to deep black from the single hollyhock flower.

My Process:
Natural dyeing requires very careful preparation of the fabric, to remove anything leftover from the manufacturing process, and to then treat it so that the dye colour will be long lasting. I use some powdered dye extracts as well as dyes from my own dye garden and surrounding plants. i regularly forage for leaves on my walks and from my own garden plants which iIve selected for their printing properties. My mental map of my local area is formed around the trees and plants I have come to know and love, whether in car park, on a roundabout, deep in the forest, or outside the local scout hut! Fabric and leaves together are steamed for one to two hours to extract the pigments from the leaves and flowers leaving their beautifully detailed shapes and veining immortalised in the fabric.

Material: pure silk ponge (lightweight and floaty)
Measurements:130cms x 36cms

Fabric Care Guidance:
All naturally dyed textiles can fade over time, and to keep them looking fresh and colourful, it is best to avoid prolonged exposure to bright sunlight.
Hand washing in pure soap or using the hand wash setting on your washing machine – avoid any detergents which have brightening agents in them
Silk is best ironed when damp.
(All my textiles come with fabric care guidance labels)

I send all items worth more than £30 using a tracked and signed for service. If you require something different, or by a particular date, please get in touch to discuss alternatives and costings.

Additional information

Weight 0.012 kg
Dimensions 128 × 33 × 0.5 cm

I love creating with colourful textiles inspired by my local environment which has sea, river, marsh and woodland spaces under a huge, ever-changing sky.

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Shipping Policy

I use tracked postage for all items and aim to dispatch within 3 days of receiving the order.

Return Policy

14 days on clothing items only.
I will accept returns on clothing items which are found to differ from the description I have provided or have faults which were not described. I strive to create accurate listings and measurements and therefore will not accept items that do not fit you.
All return postage must be paid in full with adequate insurance coverage.
For any other reason for returning goods, please contact me.

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Shipping from United Kingdom (UK)
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