Cravat

Cravat

Cravat

These are the cravats that I made for the groom and his best men to wear at my daughter’s wedding last month.

Cravat 2

Cravat 2

My daughter cold-dyed the silk by laying it out in crumpled folds on a mesh, placing ice cubes on top, sprinkling with a powdered dye and leaving it over night. As the ice cubes melted and the dye seeped through, this marvellous mottled effect was achieved, with patterns looking like flowers in some parts.

Cravat 3

Cravat 3

I also made small matching handkerchiefs to wear in the breast pocket. When these and the cravats were set against a black shirt or suit, the men looked spiffing!

post script: My daughter was quite capable of making these herself, but was caught up in other wedding things, so it was nice for me to participate.

 

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48 thoughts on “Cravat

  1. Genie

    Gorgeous! I love silk, never heard of this dying technique, very creative.
    ….and most of all: Congratulations! to the Bride and Groom, and to you too …kind, helpful Mother of the Bride (I bet she’s still your baby girl, though! and that’s a good thing, who wants to not be mum’s special one forever?).

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    1. scifihammy Post author

      Thank you šŸ™‚ And it’s true, that while my daughters and I are more great friends now that they are older, there will always be that Mum/Baby Girl thing going šŸ™‚

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    1. scifihammy Post author

      Thank you šŸ™‚ My daughter discovered this simple, but effective dyeing technique. šŸ™‚
      I don’t post people’s faces – so it would be a bit odd to have only ‘half’ the wedding party šŸ™‚

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  2. Garfield Hug

    Lovely!! My my you are quite a seamstress or fashionista ha ha! I would love a cravat for my inanimate furball Garfield complete with handkerchief for his outfit’s breast pocket. Lol! Apologies for being nutty but imagination runs. It is so pretty!! šŸ™‚

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  3. faburlifekhloe

    It was so sweet of you helping her to make these wonderful cravat and handkerchiefs Sci ā¤ These looked incredibly beautiful šŸ™‚ Your daughter and you are super talented šŸ˜‰

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  4. Ady

    They look terrific !!!!!!! You are soooooo talented and I really loved the idea of ice cubes, it’s so new for me, am surely going to try it, who knows may be this wedding , a scarf for me šŸ˜€ šŸ˜€

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