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Friday, August 31, 2012

Silk Stripes for 2012

Here's DJ and musician Charlie Sputnik modeling a scarf made from a fantastic striped silk. I met Charlie when I myself was DJing at the Standard Hotel. I've made a few versions in the limited amount of this vintage fabric I found. Although I'm sold out of the grey flannel backed scarf shown, I have one backed with green silk, one backed with yellow silk (which Charlie is wearing) and one backed with a black quilted cotton. Soon to be sold at a craft fair near you.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Sophisticated Patchwork in Cashmere and Silk

For Winter 2012 I've made a small selection of one-of-a-kind patch-worked scarves. Sometimes I acquire pieces of fabric that are too small on their own to make into scarves, but that are too beautiful to discard. In this case, I acquired some luxurious but small pieces of red and black cashmere. I patched these together and backed it with red and black silk crepe, and voila, a red and black scarf modeled by gorgeous film producer Samantha.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Another Shade of Grey

For the 2012 season I've made some monochromatic scarves, which is a change of pace for the Scarf Moment. I usually look for prints and stripes and plaids. I found a few yards of this very fine silk with a windowpane jacquard pattern in a shade of grey that perfectly matched some vintage cotton velvet (velveteen, for those of you who are into fabric technicalities) from my collection. Omar is modeling this scarf, that will look as good on a woman as it does on this man.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Stripes on stars, for 2012

For the Winter 2012 season I've been making lots of striped scarves. Of course, whatever I happen to make is by chance, since most of the fabric I use for scarves is vintage: found at estate sales and thrift shops. But the universe has brought me lots of stripes this season. This one is a cotton in (fewer than fifty) shades of grey and red. I made a lightweight scarf for fall or spring by backing it with black linen. Modeled by gorgeous star Jillian King, still looking as good as when I met her, oh, let's just say a few years ago.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Fifty Shades of Grey, minus 49

Most of my scarves have a vintage print, plaid or stripe on one side and a new solid fabric on the other. But I never pass up a nice vintage solid fabric, so sometimes I get to make scarves that are vintage on both sides. Such is the case here, where I combined an old grey wool flannel with a red and grey striped cotton fabric that's probably from the fifties. The greys matched up perfectly. Modeled by the incredibly talented Los Angeles artist Duane Paul


Thursday, August 16, 2012

Maybe Marimekko, for 2012

The Scarf Moment has been busy making scarves all summer, gearing up for the 2012 holiday season. Here's one of the new scarves, modeled by lovely webdesigner Alison of The scarf is made from a vintage grey and white cotton fabric that might be by Marimekko. It certainly has that Marimekko look, with checks in a print that looks like it was based on a handpainted design. The reverse of this scarf is soft black corduroy.