Monday, January 18, 2010

Linen Scarf

The grey skies and dreary weather have me spending more time at the sewing machine. This weekend I decided to make myself a scarf. I love linen and the bags I carry are usually made with linen, so it seemed like a good choice. I think it will also be useable in early spring and fall.
I made it double-sided. A natural linen on one side and a chartreuse-olive linen/rayon blend on the other. I played around with scrunchy ruffles and originally thought I might just leave the edges raw and frayed, but in the end decided on a slightly more finished application. And for some color, I added little posies made from gorgeous Patricia Bravo fabric (of Art Gallery Quilts).For my first scarf, I'm pretty happy with the way it turned out. :-)
This is also part of The Twice Remembered Cottage "Make Your Monday" link event. Kim
has started up her fun project oriented link event again! Click the link above to see all the fun things bloggers are making this week.


Upon the Ridgetops said...

What a neat idea. I love linen! =)) Your scarf turned out very pretty. And I would have never known it was your first! =))

Katherine said...

Fresh and pretty! I love linen too and really like the spring colours in your new scarf. Cute posies and ruffles add just the right amount of detail. Lovely!

Niesz Vintage Home said...

Thank you both!
Yes, I love the texture and drape of linen.
And Jessica, I don't think it will be my last. The scarf part took only 30 minutes or so to make. It was the ruffles and flowers that were the time consuming parts.

I'm thinking applique for the next one. :-)


Rene said...

Your work is beautiful...had a peek at your ETSY shop. Thanks for visiting today!

willywagtail said...

I love those ruffles. Very professional looking. Cherrie

goldenbird said...

Your linen scarf is beautiful. I love your choice of colors. The ruffles and posies are such a nice touch.

My Casa Bella said...

I LOVE your scarfs, so pretty!!! I would definitely wear those, too, too pretty, great job!
BTW, I'll be right over to sew your curtains for

Anonymous said...

This is really beautiful- I am so glad I found your blog! I really love wearing and working with linen- truly a great fiber. I love the pouches in your Etsy shop too, so I hearted your shop and hope to be back soon! Will you be making any scarves for your shop?

I am hoping to fill my own shop up with some embroidered linen pajamas (^^)

Niesz Vintage Home said...

Thanks so much everyone!
Diane, Thanks for the heart. That's s sweet of you, I'll be sure to keep an eye out for your linen pjs. How wonderful!
No, no plans for scarves in my Etsy shop. There are some labeling requirements for that type of item that I would need to figure out first.

Kimberly :-)

Stephanie said...

Stylish--love it and the chartreuse is yummy!!!

Melody said...

Wow! That is great!!I'll take one!!
Oh wait, I know make one myself. You come up with the cutest ideas tho.
Melody.....friends stitched together by embroidery threads.....

KitschKrafts said...

When I first saw the title, I thought..."would that be comfortable to wear?". Then when I saw the size you made it I realized that "Yes!" it does look like it would be comfy and your detailing is super cute!

As usual I Love it!

Marydon Ford said...

G'day ~ Great job, very pretty.
Have a beautiful weekend.
TTFN ~Marydon

Valerie said...

Hi Kimberly,

I like this beautiful scarf so much-it's so cute and clever, and I LOVE the colors too! What a head turner!!