Posts Tagged: silk scarf

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Day 6 – working at home

This is my work table right now. Can you spot my helper? My favorite kind of job besides working on my own stuff is to work for other crafters. Here you can see the tea towels I iron to set

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Day 6 – working at home

This is my work table right now. Can you spot my helper? My favorite kind of job besides working on my own stuff is to work for other crafters. Here you can see the tea towels I iron to set

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Patchwork scarf

  As Mish-Mish is demonstrating I sample my paint colors on 12″x12″ silk squares. This leads to lots of colorful silk squares all dressed up and nowhere to go. I’ve made pillows out of them and hair scrunchies and sold

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Patchwork scarf

  As Mish-Mish is demonstrating I sample my paint colors on 12″x12″ silk squares. This leads to lots of colorful silk squares all dressed up and nowhere to go. I’ve made pillows out of them and hair scrunchies and sold

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T.S. Eliot and Carole King Commissioned scarves

    Here are two scarves commissioned by someone who saw me on Thing-A-Day! Thanks to her and thanks to Thing-A-Day for helping this be a very productive month. I am determined to continue posting a thing a day on

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T.S. Eliot and Carole King Commissioned scarves

    Here are two scarves commissioned by someone who saw me on Thing-A-Day! Thanks to her and thanks to Thing-A-Day for helping this be a very productive month. I am determined to continue posting a thing a day on

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Sketch for new scarf

I’m doing a demonstration of my scarf painting techniques at the WOW (Women of the World) conference in Baltimore this coming Friday-Sunday. This is a sketch of the graffiti scarf I am going to do. I’ve chosen the first names

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Sketch for new scarf

I’m doing a demonstration of my scarf painting techniques at the WOW (Women of the World) conference in Baltimore this coming Friday-Sunday. This is a sketch of the graffiti scarf I am going to do. I’ve chosen the first names

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Oblivious scarf

My “namer” wanted to try his hand at a scarf so I am happy to cede my daily space to his creation. He has included the tags of all of his family as well as symbolic representations of yin/yang and

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Oblivious scarf

My “namer” wanted to try his hand at a scarf so I am happy to cede my daily space to his creation. He has included the tags of all of his family as well as symbolic representations of yin/yang and

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Finished Scarves

Steaming Saturday turned into Steaming Sunday so here are the finished scarves from the week. Sorry for the quality of the photograph. I took it at night with the flash. I think the pigeon one is my favorite. Makes me

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Finished Scarves

Steaming Saturday turned into Steaming Sunday so here are the finished scarves from the week. Sorry for the quality of the photograph. I took it at night with the flash. I think the pigeon one is my favorite. Makes me

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Fort McHenry scarf

My “namer” is here today so this one is to be called Fort McHenry. Something to do with the British (the redder bits) when they bombed the Americans (the bluer bits) at Baltimore landmark Fort McHenry. A very pleasant trip

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Fort McHenry scarf

My “namer” is here today so this one is to be called Fort McHenry. Something to do with the British (the redder bits) when they bombed the Americans (the bluer bits) at Baltimore landmark Fort McHenry. A very pleasant trip

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Angry Hamlet Speech scarf

Feeling angry and sad from something that happened today, I tried to find distraction on YouTube. I stumbled upon David Tennant (Dr. Who) and Patrick Stewart (forever Captain Picard) in Hamlet. Can I just say what amazing actors they are? In

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Angry Hamlet Speech scarf

Feeling angry and sad from something that happened today, I tried to find distraction on YouTube. I stumbled upon David Tennant (Dr. Who) and Patrick Stewart (forever Captain Picard) in Hamlet. Can I just say what amazing actors they are? In

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Mardi Gras Fireworks scarf

     I’m not being lazy, I swear! The little cups I use to mix paint are full and I can’t bear to throw the stuff away. I liked how the green and purple looked together in the previous Mardi

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Mardi Gras Fireworks scarf

     I’m not being lazy, I swear! The little cups I use to mix paint are full and I can’t bear to throw the stuff away. I liked how the green and purple looked together in the previous Mardi

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Scarf of Many Colors

I didn’t think I could do a good looking scarf in honor of pancake day today so I just did a quick scarf using up leftover colors from previous scarves. Usually when I do this I spread the colors evenly

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Scarf of Many Colors

I didn’t think I could do a good looking scarf in honor of pancake day today so I just did a quick scarf using up leftover colors from previous scarves. Usually when I do this I spread the colors evenly

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Mt. Vernon, Baltimore scarf finished!

     Click for detail shots as well as one of my cat who got in the middle of things. I don’t love the middle section. I often have trouble with it. I never know what color to make it.

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Mt. Vernon, Baltimore scarf finished!

     Click for detail shots as well as one of my cat who got in the middle of things. I don’t love the middle section. I often have trouble with it. I never know what color to make it.

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Mt. Vernon scarf in progress

   Sorry I couldn’t get a finished one for you today. These more complex scarves take many times the hours as the other ones. Click to see detail shots. Mt. Vernon is a neighborhood in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. Neighborhoods in

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Mt. Vernon scarf in progress

   Sorry I couldn’t get a finished one for you today. These more complex scarves take many times the hours as the other ones. Click to see detail shots. Mt. Vernon is a neighborhood in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. Neighborhoods in

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Finished Silk Scarves

Another Steaming Saturday so here are the week’s scarves all steamed and ready to go.

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Finished Silk Scarves

Another Steaming Saturday so here are the week’s scarves all steamed and ready to go.

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Great Backyard Bird Count: Common Grackle

           My Great Backyard Bird Count results: 32 House Sparrows, 2 American Robins, 1 Ring-billed Gull, 2 Mourning Doves, 1 bird of unknown species, and 2 Common Grackles EXCEPT they weren’t Grackles, they were Eastern Starlings.

GBBC: Common Grackle

Great Backyard Bird Count: Common Grackle

           My Great Backyard Bird Count results: 32 House Sparrows, 2 American Robins, 1 Ring-billed Gull, 2 Mourning Doves, 1 bird of unknown species, and 2 Common Grackles EXCEPT they weren’t Grackles, they were Eastern Starlings.

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Great Backyard Bird Count: Pigeon scarf

       Continuing inspiration from the calendar, February 17-20 are the dates for the Great Backyard Bird Count. This scarf is my pigeon impression. Click for detail and picture of a pigeon. The Great Backyard Bird Count is run by

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Great Backyard Bird Count: Pigeon scarf

       Continuing inspiration from the calendar, February 17-20 are the dates for the Great Backyard Bird Count. This scarf is my pigeon impression. Click for detail and picture of a pigeon. The Great Backyard Bird Count is run by

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Smokey Colors scarf

      Help me name this scarf. This style of scarf is made opposite to the usual way. The two dark colors are painted first and then the whole scarf painted over with the pale color (pinkish). Usually you

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Smokey Colors scarf

      Help me name this scarf. This style of scarf is made opposite to the usual way. The two dark colors are painted first and then the whole scarf painted over with the pale color (pinkish). Usually you

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Gwendolyn Brooks poem scarf + additional scarf in progress

         The first time I ever heard a poet read his/her poem was when Gwendolyn Brooks visited my high school sometime in the mid-80s. She was poet laureate of Illinois, appointed in 1968 after the death of

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Gwendolyn Brooks poem scarf + additional scarf in progress

         The first time I ever heard a poet read his/her poem was when Gwendolyn Brooks visited my high school sometime in the mid-80s. She was poet laureate of Illinois, appointed in 1968 after the death of

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Two new scarves in progress

       Somehow instead of finishing one scarf I started two. I laid down a gray background for a new poem scarf (more tomorrow). I also drew a new graffiti scarf with street signs. Click for detail.

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Two new scarves in progress

       Somehow instead of finishing one scarf I started two. I laid down a gray background for a new poem scarf (more tomorrow). I also drew a new graffiti scarf with street signs. Click for detail.

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Bold Stripes silk scarf

I used leftover colors from previous scarves. See how many you can identify. Lavender and dark red from yesterday’s Gwendolyn Bennett scarf Dark blue from the FAIL scarf (which has been named Mayan Dream-can’t take credit for it, I have

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Bold Stripes silk scarf

I used leftover colors from previous scarves. See how many you can identify. Lavender and dark red from yesterday’s Gwendolyn Bennett scarf Dark blue from the FAIL scarf (which has been named Mayan Dream-can’t take credit for it, I have

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Finished Silk Scarves

Yesterday was Steaming Saturday. These are last week’s scarves (except for the DNA one which is hanging vertically on a pillar) all steamed and ready to go at the shop that carries my scarves. The Women’s Industrial Exchange  sells products made by

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Finished Silk Scarves

Yesterday was Steaming Saturday. These are last week’s scarves (except for the DNA one which is hanging vertically on a pillar) all steamed and ready to go at the shop that carries my scarves. The Women’s Industrial Exchange  sells products made by

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Gwendolyn Bennett poem silk scarf

When I was looking for a poem or quote for Black History Month I came across this poem by Gwendolyn Bennett I was unfamiliar with. I thought it was so beautiful and went very well with the lovely lavender I

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Gwendolyn Bennett poem silk scarf

When I was looking for a poem or quote for Black History Month I came across this poem by Gwendolyn Bennett I was unfamiliar with. I thought it was so beautiful and went very well with the lovely lavender I

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Chromosome silk scarf

After doing yesterday’s (meaning Friday’s) geeky cool DNA scarf I thought of this one – chromosome pairs and just in time for Valentine’s Day! P.S. I started this one too late last night to finish it so I’m counting it

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Chromosome silk scarf

After doing yesterday’s (meaning Friday’s) geeky cool DNA scarf I thought of this one – chromosome pairs and just in time for Valentine’s Day! P.S. I started this one too late last night to finish it so I’m counting it

Charles Darwin silk scarf

Charles Darwin silk scarf

       Charles Darwin’s birthday is February 12. Although he didn’t know about DNA I felt that it was relevant enough. Besides, it’s geeky cool looking. This is copied from an actual human DNA sequence. Apparently Darwin’s finches have

Charles Darwin silk scarf

Charles Darwin silk scarf

       Charles Darwin’s birthday is February 12. Although he didn’t know about DNA I felt that it was relevant enough. Besides, it’s geeky cool looking. This is copied from an actual human DNA sequence. Apparently Darwin’s finches have

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Finished It’s Halftime/What Do You Want Scarf

Here is the finished scarf I’ve been working on the last three days.The left graffiti says “It’s Halftime”, the right “What Do You Want”. As I said in my Day 7 post I was quite personally inspired by Clint Eastwood’s commercial

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Finished It’s Halftime/What Do You Want Scarf

Here is the finished scarf I’ve been working on the last three days.The left graffiti says “It’s Halftime”, the right “What Do You Want”. As I said in my Day 7 post I was quite personally inspired by Clint Eastwood’s commercial

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Lanston Hughes Silk Scarf success! +another scarf stage two

Yay! I managed to do the Hughes poem without running out of room at the end. I continued work on the Halftime scarf from yesterday. I should finish it tomorrow. If you want to see how I paint a silk

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Lanston Hughes Silk Scarf success! +another scarf stage two

Yay! I managed to do the Hughes poem without running out of room at the end. I continued work on the Halftime scarf from yesterday. I should finish it tomorrow. If you want to see how I paint a silk

Another Salted Scarf

Another Salted Silk Scarf +starting another

         Getting a rather late start and not feeling up to trying my luck with re-writing the Langston Hughes poem scarf that I mucked up yesterday, I did another scarf with darker colors this time and then

Another Salted Scarf

Another Salted Silk Scarf +starting another

         Getting a rather late start and not feeling up to trying my luck with re-writing the Langston Hughes poem scarf that I mucked up yesterday, I did another scarf with darker colors this time and then

Silk Scarf FAIL

Silk Scarf FAIL

        I was all set to paint a lovely blue scarf with a bit of a poem by Langston Hughes in honor of Black History Month. I wrote out the words on the paper but somehow missed

Silk Scarf FAIL

Silk Scarf FAIL

        I was all set to paint a lovely blue scarf with a bit of a poem by Langston Hughes in honor of Black History Month. I wrote out the words on the paper but somehow missed

Aqua/Green silk scarf

Aqua/Green Silk Scarf

Only time for a quick scarf today. This one is made by painting green blotches and then blue blotches on a wet silk scarf. Then, while it’s still wet, sprinkling the whole scarf with salt. I’ve used large grain kosher

Aqua/Green silk scarf

Aqua/Green Silk Scarf

Only time for a quick scarf today. This one is made by painting green blotches and then blue blotches on a wet silk scarf. Then, while it’s still wet, sprinkling the whole scarf with salt. I’ve used large grain kosher

Mardi Gras beads

Mardi Gras Beads Silk Scarf

Today was “Steaming Saturday” so I painted another scarf using the fun Mardi Gras colors I had leftover from Mardi Gras Stripes and steamed everything. Here are some other pictures of the finished scarves on a mannequin.

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Mardi Gras Beads Silk Scarf

Today was “Steaming Saturday” so I painted another scarf using the fun Mardi Gras colors I had leftover from Mardi Gras Stripes and steamed everything. Here are some other pictures of the finished scarves on a mannequin.

George Washington silk scarf

George Washington silk scarf

“It is now no more that toleration is spoken of as if it were the indulgence of one class of people that another enjoyed the exercise of their inherent natural rights.” George Washington’s birthday is February 22. Quote from a

George Washington silk scarf

George Washington silk scarf

“It is now no more that toleration is spoken of as if it were the indulgence of one class of people that another enjoyed the exercise of their inherent natural rights.” George Washington’s birthday is February 22. Quote from a

Mardi Gras silk scarf

Mardi Gras Scarf

I am looking at the calendar for inspiration. Yesterday it was Lincoln’s Birthday. Today it is Mardi Gras, February 21. I’ve already done some Valentine’s Day scarves so they can’t count for this month. Maybe next should be Darwin’s birthday

Mardi Gras silk scarf

Mardi Gras Scarf

I am looking at the calendar for inspiration. Yesterday it was Lincoln’s Birthday. Today it is Mardi Gras, February 21. I’ve already done some Valentine’s Day scarves so they can’t count for this month. Maybe next should be Darwin’s birthday

"America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves." Hand-painted silk scarf in honor of Abraham Lincoln's birthday, February 12.

Abraham Lincoln Silk Scarf

“America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.” Hand-painted silk scarf in honor of Abraham Lincoln’s birthday, February 12.

"America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves." Hand-painted silk scarf in honor of Abraham Lincoln's birthday, February 12.

Abraham Lincoln Silk Scarf

“America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.” Hand-painted silk scarf in honor of Abraham Lincoln’s birthday, February 12.