The Wonders of Silk

This past summer, I was able to revisit a shop, Ginny’s Fine Fabrics, which I’d discovered for the first time more than 10 years ago. The shop is filled with an amazing array of beautiful, very fine fabrics and notions from all over the World~~

~brightly colored, soft cotton prints from London…

~~nubby, rich colored,thick wool…

~~~& vividly colored, wonderful 100% silks from places such as Italy.

It reminds me of a fine fabric shop like one might find in New York or Paris!

I remembered and dreamed about the painterly, fantastically-colored printed silks on long tubes, filling large barrels, since that first visit! So finally this year, I purchased a half yard of the most beautifully colored Italian silk, whose print looks like an Impressionistic watercolor painting!

Collected beautiful Italian Silk
Collected beautiful Italian Silk

I’ve enjoyed using 100% silk thread to hand-roll the edges to create a hand-rolled edge silk scarf..The fabric and thread both have a wonderful soft texture, making it great to work with!

This is the type of material that inspires designers to create beautiful garments! And, reminds me of the stories in history when fine fabrics & textiles were considered part of a family’s wealth…

Being a natural fabric made from the spun fibers of silkworms, silk takes on dyes in a manner that creates a unique hand, or texture, to the cloth and vivid, shimmery colors! This piece of fabric is an exquisite 100% Italian silk that is just beautiful…

I look forward to the pleasure of wearing this scarf!

If you love it as much as I do, I hand-rolled the edges of a second scarf made from this wonderful silk~~

 

It is now available in my studio’s on-line Shop!  🙂 

(Use Code:SILK at check-out for Free-Shipping through February 29th!)

Hope it finds someone who will love it as much as I do!

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June’s Special Events, Like Father’s Day!

It’s June & Summer has finally arrived! Along with warmer weather, this month has many Birthdays, Weddings, Graduations, Special Events, and Father’s Day!!

Consider giving Your Special Person a unique Gift of Art!

In the Studio, I individually print each high-quality, archival Open Edition Art Prints of select Originals as it is ordered, using conservation methods for long-lasting images, such as this one~~”Fractured Fish #2″!

Fractured Fish #2, Open Edition Art Print

*Be sure to visit the Shop  at shop/jonibeach.com and see other Prints & Originals that are currently available! 

And, in honor of Father’s Day & other Special Events of June, we are offering “Free Shipping” with All orders through June 20th! 

*Use Code~~FATHERSDAY at Check-out.