I recently exhibited my gorgeous collections of luxury silk scarves at the RHS Wisley garden with Craft in Focus at their Christmas Craft Fair.
People came to the Craft Fair to find something different that they wouldn’t find elsewhere. That’s certainly true of my scarves which are created from some of my photographs (which you can find on www.Fitzwalls.com) of both horses and natural world subjects.
I learned a lot about silks while developing this collection.
For each image a particular type of silk has been selected, according to the mood and feel of the subject matter, whether its a herd of horses in the evening light, a single horse portrait, a natural world subject which shows off the textures of a boat or reflections in water.
Each image demands a different approach.
There are five different types of silk involved, which, in itself is quite interesting.
Silk Georgette is the lightest weight and is the silk chosen for the Red Leaves Wrap (above), Reykjavik reflections, Wild Mustangs, Lupin Field and Camargue Herd scarves.
Silk Twill is an absolutely gorgeous, heavier weight finish and is used for the Blue and White Boat scarf and the French Reflections scarf, a superb geometric design, and one I love enough to have modelled it myself!
Silk Crepe De Chine is the heaviest weight and is used for my absolute favourite scarf, the Abstract Boat, which is a close up image of a boat I like to visit in France! Here’s the scarf, in all its glory with turquoise, gold and silver colours and with its presentation gift box.
And I’m also extremely proud to say that they are all the scarves are made in England, by a family firm who have been printing on silk for 40 years.
If you want to get ahead of the Christmas rush, you’ll be sure to find something suitable and different at KL Scarves.
And if you are looking for something unique to hang on your walls, look no further than www.fitzwalls.com, where you can see the original images from which the scarves are designed, as well as many more.