This 100& cotton scarf has been printed using the cyanotype process, with the sun as my printing vehicle.
Colours: the predominant colour is blue, which is the nature of the cyanotype process. This scarf was printed with water added to the exposure process, adding a yellow/green accent to the blues and is some of the lighter areas.
Care instructions: Do not hang or leave your scarf in direct sunlight for prolonged periods as it will fade. HOWEVER, if you do notice it fading, place in a dark cupboard for a few days and the blues will restore back to their original intensity. Yes … really. The magic of cyanotype! To clean, hand wash in cold tap water with a small about of hair shampoo or pH neutral soap. Do not wash with regular laundry detergents. Iron with the cotton/linen setting on your iron.
Would you like to learn how to make your own cyanotype prints? It is an easy, non-toxic process developed in 1842. Technically an alterative photographic process, it is gaining popularity in the printmaking community. I teach this magical process in my Cyanotype workshops.