These silks make a lovely neck wrap, head wrap, altar cloth or gift wrapping.
Stinging Nettle is a powerful anti-inflammatory which is used topically to ease arthritis aches, joint and muscle pains, bug bites and even seasonal allergies. Packed with vitamins and antioxidants Nettle is truly a wonderful plant.
Made from soft 100% raw silk and hand dyed. This scarf is infused with wild Stinging Nettle harvested in my yard.
Silk...this amazing fibre adjusts to your body temperature, providing warmth when you’re cool and cooling when you’re warm. Silk naturally wicks wetness away from your body keeping you dry and comfortable.
Raw silk is antibacterial, soft on sensitive skin and contains naturally occurring oils that soothe and promote healing.
This long slow process of infusing herbs into fabric allows the qualities of the plant to bond with the fabric, thereby embracing its medicinal qualities.Wearing this special piece is a way of ingesting herbs through your biggest organ...your skin!
For more information about the medicinal benefits of specific plants used in dyeing please check out the “About dye plants” page.
Please note: plant dyeing is an organic process and colour results will always vary slightly. Sometimes patterns or designs show up in my work and sometimes colours are richer or brighter in certain areas. This is all part of the magic and mystery of working with plant dyes.