Wonderfully soft long wool scarf, 90% merino wool, 10% cashmere, lovingly eco printed by hand with Eucalyptus Nitens and Parvifiola and onion skins [SC233].
To enable the wool fibres to take the eucalyptus pigments well, the sweater was soaked in 50% vinegar/50% water overnight. After the leaves were placed on it, it was steamed in my trusty aluminium fish kettle, for two and a half hours.
The heat and moisture enabled the leaf pigments to be mobilised and transfer across to the wool fibres. Eucalyptus pigments have a particular affinity for wool fibres, and their high tannin content means that the prints are wash-fast.
The scarf measures 78"/200 cm by 12"/30cm.
Packed in an elegant environmentally friendly By Maggie Naturally presentation box and outer wrapping.
Sent by UK first class post.
International rates quoted on request. Customs/import duties are the responsibility of the customer.
Long Merino/Cashmere Scarf Printed with Eucalyptus & Onion Skins [SC233]
Hand wash in warm water (30 degrees C) with mild soap.