Infinity Scarf Template
I used some of the fabric that I cut, stamped, and dyed to make a quick infinity scarf template. The girls at school have been wearing a lot of these scarves. I thought I would give it a try. I wasn't crazy with the color scheme of this piece so why not? As you can probably see, the ends were different sizes so they didn't quite "match up."
Basically, I sewed the scarf into a tube after finishing the ends. I flipped the edges to make the "infinity" symbol. The fabric was just off-white cotton. I think a lighter material would make a better scarf.
I gave the scarf to my mom to try out. She really liked the random stamped pattern that I made using the bunta stamps.
I've always loved scarves, wraps, and shawls. I remember the first shawl I ever got was from a Native American store. It was purple with colored stripes. It was a rougher heavy wool. Then, I don't think I wore or bought another scarf until I moved to Dhaka, Bangladesh in 2002. Wow! I remember first seeing all the silk dupattas and more expensive natural dyed shawls...The embroidery was unbelievable. It was all done was hand and absolutely beautiful. We even took a trip to a silk village and saw how silk was made. I'll never forget how the little tuffs of colored silks blew around the dirt road. I bought myself a more expensive ($80) wool embroidered shawl that I still wear in Calcutta. Then, I think of the beach wraps I bought in Thailand and the batik purchased in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. How could I forget about all those yak's wool scarves from Katmandu? Why didn't I buy more? Even in Egypt, I bought some fantastic beaded scarves. I guess I've always been obsessed with beading, printing, and beautiful fabric. It wasn't until I spent time in Europe that I really noticed how many French women wore scarves so easily. I have to admit that I've never been one to really been able to tie this stylishly. I did buy a lot of cheap scarves in France from street vendors. Hmm, where are they now? I think I gave most away for gifts. Well, now, I will keep trying to make my own. I think my favorite type of scarf is embroidered wool paisley.
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