Deborah Younglao, Silk Scarves

Deborah Younglao shawl scarf

Deborah Younglao shawl scarf

Painting on lustrous silk with brilliant, liquid dyes has been my passion for nearly 20 years. A piece of silk being painted becomes a living thing. Wet dyes are constantly on the move… the creation in front of me is always changing. Dyes, silk and I dance together. Sometimes I lead; more often the painting leads. I am inspired by nature, and by the wondrous things that happen when just the right colors mingle.

I sometimes add wool and other fibers to my silk, and in a process called nuno felting, mesh the fibers together to create a whole new fabric, full of spontaneous organic shapes and textures.
 
In 2010 I earned the title of ‘Master Silk Painter’ by Silk Painters International. My scarves can either be worn or hung like a piece of art in your home. They are easy-care and hand washable.
Deborah Younglao

Deborah Younglao

Deborah Younglao, Silk Painted Scarves