"Capri" Origami is and new addition to my Shibori collection. Capri is hand dyed using handwoven Uzbek (margilan) silk organza of the finest quality and a Shibori folding technique which creates peaks and valleys once unfolded and expanded. Natural sizing (stiffening) of silk organza and careful stitching assists in maintaining the origami structure of this stunning accessory.
Measurement: 16.5" x 68"
Care Instructions for Silk Organza:
**FULL DISCLOSURE: Regretfully, silk does not hold a pleat or crease permanently. That is why Capri Origami has some top stitching to hold the structure.
When wet, the silk will flatten out revealing the shibori dye design. If you want to avoid loosing the pleating, fold the origami along its lines and iron using a silk or wool steam setting. You can also enjoy scarf even when ironed flat.
Silk is a natural protein fiber. Silk organza has natural sizing and holds it’s structure quite well when dry. Silk can be hand washed. No need to dry clean. Prepare a luke-warm bath using gentle soap or detergent (I like natural olive oil soap without fragrance). Gently hand wash the silk and rinse well. Gently remove excess water in a towel or a small home spinner (I have a home spinner for all my felts and any gentle fabric). While damp, use an iron on silk setting and iron the silk while folding and blocking it to its original shape. The original sizing immediately returns, and you are ready to go!
NOTE: Please do not use harsh detergents as it can remove the sizing of the organza. Unless, of course, you want something less stiff and more fluid, then remove the sizing with a tiny bit of Orvus paste or synthropol and enjoy your accessory without the origami effect.