Chelsea is another Boro creation: a rich combination of hand dyed margilan silk, silk gauze, silk habotai and metallic silk on each side of this reversible beauty creating a patchwork effect influenced by Japanese "boro" (the art of reworking and repairing textiles in a patchwork to create a new recycled cloth), hand felted together with fine merino wool. Chelsea has a nice weight to it without being bulky and enormous shine. Wear it as a wrap or a scarf.
Measurements: 9" x is 77"
Care instructions: Hand wash is COLD water (never hot) with very mild detergent. Do not agitate while washing, as the wool will continue to shrink (which means it will continue to felt - you do not want that) – just a short soak and a few dips. Rinse and gently squeeze out the access water. Use a large beach towel to roll it in, if necessary. Gently "block" it back to its original shape using a steam iron while still damp. Dry flat. If ironing is necessary after blocking and drying, use wool setting with steam and press gently. Hand block to shape. This item can also be dry-cleaned (but I prefer hand washing). Enjoy!
Hand dyed: As with any hand dyed product, some of the color may bleed although I was careful to ensure that the dyes are permanently set. If needed, give your piece of wearable art a final rinse in a diluted vinegar bath after washing to avoid color transfer. Rinse thoroughly.