Hand Painted Silk Scarves, Women's Silk Scarf, Silk Wall Hangings, Giclee' Prints With Alaskan Themes

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Hand painted, vibrant silk scarf designs add that extra touch of elegance to women’s casual and business attire. Luxurious silk scarves will supplement your wardrobe with color, shine and originality. Individually created by silk artist, Chelline Larsen.

Each silk scarf or silk wall hanging begins with the artist's original design transferred onto white, 100% silk fabric. Using the Serti silk painting technique, the design is then outlined with resist and painted with high quality, fiber reactive dyes, specially formulated for use on silk. Each piece is steam set to ensure brilliant, permanent colors.

The Serti (closing or fence) technique is the silk painting technique where designs are formed with water-based resists, which are applied to white silk scarves or yardage that has been pre-washed, dried and suspended on a frame. Once the resist has dried, it acts as a barrier for the silk dye —keeping the color within the outlined areas of the design and allowing you to achieve sharply defined borders. (Without this barrier, the silk dye would flow into more of an abstract, undefined pattern.) After the dye has been steam set, the clear resist
is removed and a defining line the color of the original silk fabric remains.

The quilted silk wall hangings are machine stitched using a free motion technique and selected pieces are embellished with beads, crystals and sea shells. The silk scarves and silk wall hangings are available in a variety of design and color variations. The silk scarves are available at wholesale prices to licensed retailers and custom designs for the scarves are available.

Chelline lives in Soldotna, Alaska and works out of her home studio where she creates colorful, nature inspired silk
scarves and other silk art creations. In 2005 she opened the Dragonfly Gallery in Soldotna where she showcases her original , hand painted silk scarves, silk wall hangings and quilted silk wall hangings. The gallery also features distinctive handcrafted works by over 40 artists, including many local and Alaska artists.

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Chelline Larsen
PO Box 1722
Soldotna, AK   99669

Phone: 907-262-0480

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