BlueSkySilks

Blue Sky Silks

Tucson, Arizona · 379 Sales

BlueSkySilks

Blue Sky Silks

Tucson, Arizona 379 Sales On Etsy since 2012

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Rae Maker

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Announcement   Welcome to Blue Sky Silks, where each original piece of wearable silk art is created lovingly by hand.

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Last updated on Feb 4, 2017

Welcome to Blue Sky Silks, where each original piece of wearable silk art is created lovingly by hand.

Rae Maker

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Rae Maker

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A love of color.

Although I've been involved in artistic ventures all of my like - photography, pottery, paper mache' art, acrylic painting, artisanal soapmaking - it wasn't until I tried dying silk fabric, that I found my true love. There is something inherently special about the way that light reflects off of silk, and when you add dye to the fibers, they become even more magical. I am a big fan of bright, bold colors and I love to saturate the silk with color. I enjoy watching the organic way in which the dye spreads, grabs and mixes with other colors on the silk. I love to make my own stencils and use them with resists and for mono-printing. I often incorporate silk fabric paints into my dyed scarves as well. I enjoy creating both fun and elegant scarves. Each silk scarf is dyed and painted individually, so even if I repeat a design element, no two scarves will ever be exactly the same. All my scarves are made with love...so remember that when you're wearing one! ~Rae Maker

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Last updated on Oct 27, 2016
Frequently asked questions

Do you do custom orders?

I love to do custom orders when I am able to accommodate them. Please feel free to contact me with any inquiries.

How long does it take you to get a scarf shipped out.

I almost always get orders shipped out the very next day. On a rare occasion it may take an additional day, however I always strive for next day shipping.

Care instructions

You can wash your silk scarf by hand, in a bath of cool to warm water, using a mild soap or shampoo. A small amount of fabric softener may be used in the rinse water occasionally, to restore softness. After rinsing, you can pat dry in a soft towel to remove excess water, then iron while still damp, on silk (low-medium) heat setting. If your scarf contains any painted on designs, use a cover cloth if possible or iron on the wrong (back) side of the scarf. Ironing is the best way to bring out the depth of color and the sheen of your silk scarf, however you can skip this step if you prefer. You can let your scarf air dry by hanging it up, laying it flat, or even twisting it up (to let dry in that position) for a crinkled effect.