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Foulard de la semaine

This is a handwoven silk scarf that I picked up on our last morning in Vancouver, from a lovely shop on Granville Island. I seem to have misplaced the receipt and can’t remember the name. They have gorgeous handmade silk garments from different artists and even a box of live silkworms on the counter busy chowing down on mulberry leaves. (Materfamilias, they also sell gorgeous silk yarns!!)

I love the subtle colors (all in my palette) and patterns. The yarns are very lightweight and soft.

Here’s a shot in the sunlight to try to better show you the colors. But the beauty of this weave is that different colors predominate in different light. It doesn’t show much in the sunlight, but there’s actually a nice olive green in that mid section.

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  1. July 3, 2009 / 2:39 pm

    That’s beautiful, Pseu! Did le mari have as much luck finding his Dungeness crab cocktail? 😉

  2. July 3, 2009 / 3:00 pm

    A treasure! The best souvenirs are those worn and enjoyed, not stuck in a drawer.

  3. Sue
    July 3, 2009 / 4:22 pm

    That’s a beauty. I love the texture.

  4. Katriona
    July 3, 2009 / 5:22 pm

    Excellent choice!!! I know that shop very well, and every scarf in there is a work of art–you’ll get lots of admiring comments on it, I promise you!

  5. July 3, 2009 / 8:04 pm

    It is a beautiful silk scarf.Fabulous choice.

  6. Sher
    July 3, 2009 / 4:24 pm

    Beautiful find! I would have snapped that baby up too!

    So much better than an ash tray. Do you remember when everywhere one went, there was a souvenir ash tray? LOL

  7. Couture Allure Vintage Fashion
    July 3, 2009 / 11:28 pm

    I love how you have gravitated to these soft peaches and corals. They compliment your skin tone so beautifully!

  8. WendyB
    July 4, 2009 / 2:37 am

    Very pretty!

  9. July 4, 2009 / 1:54 pm

    Beautiful scarf. That is the best kind of find, one you can wear and enjoy. Perfect colors.

  10. July 4, 2009 / 2:11 pm

    materfamilias – he didn’t find one over at Granville, but MIL wanted to pick up some smoked fish at that store we walked by, and he finally found one there. Said it was fabulous!

    Duchesse – thanks! I will get a lot of wear from this, and was glad to be able to help support a local artisan.

    Sue – thank you. The feel is actually smoother than the visual texture, making it a very comfortable piece to wear.

  11. July 4, 2009 / 2:16 pm

    Sher – thanks, and yes I do remember that! I also remember making ash trays for various school and camp craft projects!

    Katriona – it was just a delight to browse there. Can you tell me the name? I’d like to at least post a link.

    nurmisur – thank you.

  12. July 4, 2009 / 2:18 pm

    Couture Allure – thanks so much! Doing the workshop with Imogen really helped me hone in on “my” colors.

    WendyB – thanks!

    Mardel – thank you. I know I will wear this scarf a LOT.

  13. July 8, 2009 / 12:40 pm

    I’ve just found your blog, and I love your foulard de la semaine.

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