The technique of silk painting was taught to me by Aisha Gamiet. The design is made from flowers drawn from life and stylised as well as scroll work which I designed based on arabesque work seen on mosque tiles.
The process is lengthy with all of the design needing to be drawn out by hand in the water-resist fluid before any colour is applied. I used silk paint and wax resist to create texture in the background. The final scarf is steam set and wash- resistant.