I have been busy compiling a new collection of what I call “Art Scarves”. So far, I have completed 6 and am looking to have a minimum of 12 in time for the fall shows I am participating in during the month of November. I have included photos of the finished scarves below.
My art scarves are created using fabric printed images as the focal point, start of the inspiration and theme for each scarf. Scraps of all types of coordinating fabrics, trims, laces and ribbons are used to make the scarf and the back of the scarf is faced or lined with a fabric that meshes well with the overall colour palette of the finished piece. Buttons, beads, charms, gears, flowers and a bevy of other embellishments add texture, dimension, further cohesion and in some cases, sparkle to each design’s statement.
Each scarf’s finished dimensions are approximately 6″ in width and 40″ in length. Although, the scarves entitled “Deco Darling” and “Ga’Hool” are closer to 7″ wide.
As you will note from the photos, the scarf is designed to be worn looped once around the neck with the ends hanging free down the front of the body. However, as with all wearable art, the final say is up to the wearer’s personal style and personality.
I have made these types of scarves before, one for myself and one as a gift for someone else. Both myself and the person I gave one to as a gift have received numerous compliments every time we wear our scarves. Each one is unique and one of a kind and has a lot of visual interest so they attract the eye and become conversation starters. It is very comfortable to wear and can add quite the pop and pizzazz to one’s outfit or winter coat.
This will be the first time I have ever made these to sell so I am quite interested to see how they are received at the fall shows and if they will become a good seller and perhaps, signature item for me. Please write me and let me know your pre-show comments on this new addition to my wearable art portfolio.