This pull-through scarf is a reflection of my love affair with the color blue. Blue is the most often-cited favorite color by people, but I think my adoration is on a whole new level. Most of my clothes are blue, a large portion of my fiber and fabrics are blue, and walls in my house are blue. I was doubly inspired when I discovered a vendor on Etsy who has Pantone-dyed the blue of Dr. Who’s Tardis. Character aside, it’s a lovely, rich shade of blue.
I’ve showcased the color by playing it — in the form of merino roving — off the sheen of mulberry silk and white merino. I’ve sandwiched the silk between two layers of merino in a cobweb style, which allows the silk to provide texture and color as it peaks through the thinner layers of merino. This scarf is fully reversible with a wonderful sheen and amazing subtle variation in color. It is light, soft, versatile, stylish, and it works to both add style and keep a chill off when pulled through.
This wrap was originally created as a submission piece to benefit breast cancer research. The title refers to the cellular battle that takes place within the body of those fighting breast cancer: hot and fiery cancer cells attempt to envelope cool and calm healthy cells. This piece seeks to represent this struggle, yet reflect the beauty that exists in the spirit of the women (and men) that struggle with breast cancer. Make no mistake about it, this is a lovely piece of wearable art.
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This wrap was inspired by the waterlily ponds I gazed at as a child in south Florida. It is fully reversible. One side reflects the cojoined colors within the water, including leaf green, flower petal brights, and gold fish oranges; the other side reflects the top of the water, with waterlilies, their pads, and swirling fish currents.