If you have recently bought one of my scarves or are lucky enough to have been given one as a gift, here’s a few extra thoughts on caring for it:
The more you wear it, the more it softens and becomes you. Many of my scarves have a frayed edge – don’t be afraid to pull off any loose threads, it will add to the pretty, distressed, natural look.
Ideally just air your scarf after wearing it by hanging it up. We over wash our clothes these days and scarves aren’t likely to get very dirty! That said, silk, linen and nylon are pretty tough fabrics and so it’s fine to wash them, but please do it gently, on a hand wash setting, with a gentle, non-bio powder. Then use a little eco fabric softner in the final rinse.
They may be ironed, but the parachute silk nylon needs extra care and a very low setting.
I hope you enjoy wearing for many years and feel good that it was made without causing any environmental damage.
So I can now reveal … last week I spent two days with a lovely BBC Bristol crew and presenter Anita Rani, filming for the Countryfile Autumn special on 23rd October. I had such a lovely day at Sharpham Park Estate, the home of Roger Saul, founder of Mulberry and Kilver Court. And best of all…. loads of wonderful walnuts for me to use in our winter collection of beautiful, sustainable textile products!
Come and expeience it for yourself on an Indigo taster evening workshop at ColourField’s new studio in the centre of Cardiff – a 2 hour session including all materials is just £25 – get in touch for dates or find 3 friends to join you and have it all to yourself!
Last night was a lovely introduction session for Green City Events at Little Man Coffee in Cardiff. Thankfully it had cooled a bit, as we were boiling and steaming with city collected goodies, with great results!
ColourField are moving into a bigger, brighter workshop space. this means we will be able to offer classes, a small flat bed-print textile screen print table, as well as our full range of dyes and other textile treatments. These will be available to any other artists wishing to have a go for the first time, or carry out their own dye and print projects, in a safe, welcoming, assisted environment. A day hire (after an initial consultation and induction) will be £25. Get in touch to chat about what facilities you could be interested in using.