SusieQHandDyed

Hand Painted Silk Scarves and Clothing

Aylesford, Canada

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Announcement    Welcome! Find that perfect accent to take your wardrobe up to the next level!
I’ve been working with textiles for over 20 years and use many techniques to put colour and pattern on fabric. Each piece is designed and hand dyed, painted or printed by me.

I love to experiment with new techniques and designs. so check back often.

For videos of painting and 'how to wear' videos, see my instagram feed @Freespiritsilk

For longer videos and event information, see Freespiritsilk on Facebook.

Thanks for visiting!

Announcement

Last updated on May 27, 2021

Welcome! Find that perfect accent to take your wardrobe up to the next level!
I’ve been working with textiles for over 20 years and use many techniques to put colour and pattern on fabric. Each piece is designed and hand dyed, painted or printed by me.

I love to experiment with new techniques and designs. so check back often.

For videos of painting and 'how to wear' videos, see my instagram feed @Freespiritsilk

For longer videos and event information, see Freespiritsilk on Facebook.

Thanks for visiting!

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About SusieQHandDyed

Sales 566
On Etsy since 2008

A love of Colour and Pattern

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 January 7, 2020

Accepted payment methods

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 3 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 7 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 personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale
Returns and exchange details
Refunds will be taken if I am notified within 3 days of delivery of the item. The refund will be given once the item is returned in it's original condition 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. 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.