Rita Silk Art

Rita Silk Art

Lowestoft, Suffolk, UK

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Silk Art on scarfs and clothing

Silk Art on scarfs and clothing

Handmade Store: Rita Silk Art

Inspired by inner feelings of natural beauty.Every item is unique, hand- painted silk and made with love.

My name is Rita Oakford, I was born in Germany in the town of Wolfsburg (home of the Volkswagen beetle), at the moment I live just outside Lowestoft,UK
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I started silk-painting about 20 years ago when my two sons where about two and three to have some balance. At that time i did it very intensely for some years.

Life always changes and I couldn't do that much anymore having a full-time job as a Chef in a restaurant. Being busy earning money was not easy as a single mother.

In 2009 I married Howerd and moved to England and didn't have to work full-time anymore and there I found myself starting with my passion again.

Every silk scarf or dress is different, and I have no idea how it is going to turn out when I start. First the silk is stretched out on a wooden frame, then I apply patterns in pencil, then with gutta (a water based lining paint), then paint with coloured dyes. Sometimes I use a batik technique where certain areas are protected from the dye by wax. Then there is the salt that makes a marbled effect, and tie-dying or using bottles to restrict the flow of dye to make wonderful abstract images. The patterns “just come to me, without thinking about it” making them swirl and flow on the silk.
I'm interested in using my art as a platform to uplift and inspire others, through the deep inner joy that is cultivated in my painting.

I hope you enjoy my unique hand painted Silks as much as I do.

As Howerd, my number one fan and husband, says: “All of this creative process is done with a stillness and focus that I can see and feel in the finished product – in equal parts concentration, experience and experimentation - for me this is true art.”
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General Shipping Policy:

I ship DHL mail within three to five business days of cleared payment. I try and keep shipping costs as low as possible for my customers - therefore, if you are interested in any of the following additions or upgrades, please let me know and I will happily invoice you: -Tracking or delivery confirmation -Insurance -Expedited shipping If you are purchasing as a gift for someone else and would like the itemf sent directly to the recipient with a note from you, please message me and I'd be happy to help you! In addition to complimentary gift wrap, a care card is included with every purchase.

Returns & Refunds:

Return only within: 14 Days
Refund: Money Back
If for any reason you are dissatisfied with your purchase, please return to me within two weeks of receiving your order, in its original condition and packaging - you'll only need to cover the cost of shipping the item back to me. Please mail to:

Rita Oakford
568 London Road South
Lowestoft
NR33 0LF
United Kingdom

Once I have received and inspected the item, I will gladly send you an exchange item, or refund you via Paypal, per your preference. If you are interested in making an exchange, I will be shipping the new item to you free of charge. Because of this, you may not combine the exchange with any coupons or special offers. If you are exchanging for a more expensive item, I will invoice you the difference via Paypal, and will ship once the original item has been returned AND your payment has cleared. If you are exchanging for a less expensive item, I will refund you the difference via Paypal.

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