I had some hand-woven Thai floral silk (oh, the wonders of the Sidney Thrift Store!), which I embellished with butterflies, blossoms and feathers in black, and tints of salmon, peach, orange and pink. Honestly, it's less busy than that sounds:
I painstakingly sewed the two rectangles together. Silk can be tough and finnicky to deal with.
I actually wear a lot of silk scarves* but have never previously attempted to make one.
*Ok, actually, it's a running joke: how many scarves does