When I made the video I used in my Kickstarter Project, I had four scarves hanging in my studio. I talked about each one. I edited most of that out, I think the only one in that was in the video was the one above. Besides all the other really pretty hankies in this scarf, there are two from Switzerland. One is a map (you can see it on the right) and the other is 4 or 5 figures, that one has the date 1964 on it.
With all the scarves I’ve made, I never thought of making one for myself. I’m not sure why. But there’s something about this scarf that appeals to me. It’s not the colors as much as the way it hangs. And I like the funkiness (is that a word?) of the map and people. So I’ve decided to keep this one for myself. Anyway, what better advertising than to be walking around in one of my own scarves.
I still have the three other scarves from the video. And those are for
sale. Sold. They are $45 + $7 shipping in the US ($11 shipping to Canada). If you see one you like, just let me know here or at [email protected]. I take paypal and checks.
Purple Scarf seems just right to me for the Spring. It’s all about flowers in shades of different purples.
This is one of my Waterfall Scarves. Kim, who helps me assemble my potholders and scarves, (who is healing very well from her shoulder surgery) came up with the name for them. She said they hang like a waterfall. I thought the name describes them perfectly. I came up with this design because I had so many hankies which were all white except for an embroidered flower or initial or other image in one corner. Layering the hankies in this way best shows the embroidery. This scarf has two souvenir hankies from Washington State in it. You can see one of them, a map on the bottom left hankie .
When I design a scarf, I lay the hankie flat out on the floor. But of course, when you wear a scarf, its draped around your neck and the colors need to work together in a different way, than when it’s laid out straight. It try to put the simpler hankies around the neck area, where they are less likely to be seen. Then I think of making the ends have something in common. I often try to stagger the colors and patterns to keep them balanced throughout the scarf. I happen to love the colors in this scarf. The browns and reds together and the pale yellows at the ends. The hankie on the left with the orange and red leaves is one of my favorites.
I have 8 days left for my Reclaiming Vintage Hankies Kickstarter Project. I already have $4955. I would once again like to thank everyone who has supported me so far. The project has raised both money and hankies. This weekend I’ll be washing and sorting though some of those hankies. What fun! I’ll be sure to share it with you.