This is a brief pictorial of the development of the collar 9 piece. Looking into the mirror at it, you see the number nine. The closure is a lobster clasp, placed where the collar crosses itself in front. Each piece in the Shibori Vortex Collection comes in its own pouch for ease of storage and to protect the silk. Some pieces in the collection are flat scarves, which can be hand washed in synthrapol or other textile detergent. Pieces like this one need to be dry cleaned without steam to preserve the pleating, and in this case, to preserve the double pleating! First the silk was knife pleated, and then shibori pleated on the pole. Next, the piece was discharged, and then overdyed light silver sage with purple accents on some of the tips. I love the little flame shapes that developed on the silver sage. The pleating, while not permanent like it is on polyester, will last for decades if well maintained. The feather shapes are not hemmed, so they can freely float.
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