It looks like I'm immersed only in the color blue, but it isn't always the case. Sometimes, I'm actually affected by nature, by what's blooming in my garden and that was the case when I did a series of scarves in this color.
I was exploring the pinks, mauves and plums of early spring and how those colors are revealed even on a single petal. In this case though, it was color and traditional imagery found in Japanese spring and floral motifs. I used shibori to carry this through and it seems only appropriate.
After "applying" the shibori, I hand dyed the scarf. It dried in the breeze, then it had to be unbound (stitching pulled out to reveal the pattern) then washed, dried again and pressed. It's time consuming and it may take several days to a week to complete the process.