freespiritsilk

Hand Dyed and Painted Silk and Select Vintage Fashion

Halifax, Canada · 474 Sales

freespiritsilk

Hand Dyed and Painted Silk and Select Vintage Fashion

Halifax, Canada 474 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(259)

Shop owner

Susan

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Announcement   In my shop you will find both my original hand dyed and painted silk in scarves and simple garments, as well as some very special vintage fashion finds.

For more about me and my techniques, see my about page.

Announcement

Last updated on 06 Mar, 2018

In my shop you will find both my original hand dyed and painted silk in scarves and simple garments, as well as some very special vintage fashion finds.

For more about me and my techniques, see my about page.

Susan

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Susan

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5 out of 5 stars
(259)
Kimmy

Kimmy on 31 Mar, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Love it, wish it is a bit longer otherwise it is just nice addition for my woredrobe.

dalenasam

dalenasam on 11 Jul, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

I love my new earrings. They were received very quickly & in excellent condition.

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About

Colour, Pattern and Image on Paper and Textiles

Many years ago I received my degree in Textiles at the Nova Scotia College of Art & Design. Since then I've designed woven silk and beaded jewelry, worked in painted paper collage and am now absolutely loving returning to my textile roots by working with silk.

My inspiration and joy through all these mediums has always been playing with color, pattern and image. For the silk, I use a variety of techniques such as shibori, fold & clamp dye and direct dye, but my favorite technique is painting on the silk.

I may repeat a motif such as a leaf shape, but each scarf is painted freely with no stencils or printing media, so each is unique. The scarves are often dyed first in a soft shade and then painted. For other designs I paint directly on the creamy white scarf, sometimes using resist outlines and other times drawing and painting in free hand, creating a looser, almost watercolor look.

I'm always exploring new techniques and patterns and will be adding some block printing to my scarves this year so always check back to see what's new.

My other love is vintage fashion. I buy most of my own clothing second hand and I'm always seeing wonderful vintage finds along the way! Being a textile person I can't resist a wonderful fabric, vintage silk scarf or quality designer dress, but they're not always something I can use myself. A few years ago I changed my former vintage shop to my silk painting shop, but I decided that vintage fashion can also fit with my scarves, so I am now adding my vintage finds to my shop as well. You will find mostly dresses and silk scarves (of course) and perhaps the odd blouse, jacket or accessory. Please enjoy browsing!

Shop policies

Last updated on 06 March, 2018

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalised orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Refunds will be taken if I am notified within 7 days of your recieval of the item. The refund will be given once the item is returned and will be minus shipping costs.
Payment
Please pay for your item within three days. Email me right away if you have any special requests etc. I take paypal and direct pay through Etsy.
Shipping
I ship by Canada Post expedited. This will go by air internationally and in Canada. Most scarves can ship in a padded envelope and so are not expensive to ship by letter air mail. However this does not include tracking. There is however, a shipping upgrade available if you prefer to pay for tracking. When you checkout, there should be a down arrow by the 'standard shipping' box - click and you will see an amount for shipping with tracking.

Most of my scarves are already made, so I can ship out within 1-2 business days. However, a few styles are pictures of previously sold scarves whose colours and styles can be more or less repeated. (This is mentioned in the listing.) These can take up to 7 days to post.

Once I have posted an item, shipping times vary - anywhere on the east coast of Canada and the U.S. should take up to a week. Further west may take a week to 10 business days. Internationally can take up to two weeks or more.