A friend of mine had some black silk. She wanted me to make her this scarf with a bleached tree. I suggested the tree be black and the background bleached instead. She insisted on the tree being lighter. I created some stencils and placed them on the silk. It was a strange day where the weather couldn’t seem to make up it’s mind! Outside in the sunshine I sprayed bleach over the stencilled silk while a thunderstorm raged in the field across the road less than 100 meters away. I then hung them on the hammock to dry and washed them 3X to remove any excess bleach. Only made 12, each one different, including the one with the bleached out tree, which of course my friend didn’t want after seeing the others. I still want to play with dying the bleached areas in greens and blues and pinks to look more like northern lights although they remind me of sunrise and a great cup of coffee.