Thursday, August 23, 2012

Play Silks











Swathed in rainbow coloured silk she flits about the backyard. The morning sun highlights the copper in her hair. She is a butterfly, a bat, a bird. With pegs and a length of rope she has created a cave. A green dragon's tail hangs behind her.  I watch her lips move in hushed conversation as she immerses deeper into her magic world.

Box loads of plastic have been bundled up and passed on to those less fortunate.  In their place a humble basket of play silks. A treasure chest spilling over with stories to be told, scenes to be set, gowns to be worn.  She returns to them time and time again and each day she views them with fresh eyes.  Imagination is glorious.

Habotai silk scarves from here and dyed using this tutorial. Such fun.
 


9 comments:

Tania said...

This is a very clever idea and will no doubt provide lots of imaginary play. I was quite surprised to see Violet playing repeatedly with a floral scarf in the dress up box. Thanks for the link. I will be checking it out.

Anna... said...

Beautiful silks and even more beautiful words x

Kate said...

Just beautiful!
All of it.
I'm going to check out those links too.
Have a wonderful weekend with yur gorgeous family. x

Brenda @ Mira Narnie said...

What a wonderful idea Steph! My little Miss loves all things floaty and can enhance her imagination!! May miss Bijou spend her summery days dancing in fields with her rainbow silks xx

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Maxabella said...

I just did a big catch-up on the posts I missed. They were all terrific - I really enjoy your life and the way you see the world, Steph. This 'silks' post just brings it all together. x

Karen said...

Those colours are glorious - such good fun from something so simple.

purplepear said...

Beautifully dyed silk. A perfect plaything!

Posie Patchwork said...

Wow, you totally nailed the colours Steph, love Posie

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