I just finished a custom Shoreline scarf, this one in varying grey tones. I’ve sourced an organic bamboo/ linen for the base, a lightweight handkerchief linen, and a 1″ wide silk grosgrain ribbon, and a faux suede ribbon. I also distressed, through seven applications, a silk organza which turned out wonderfully- smoky, weathered and witchy. So beautiful and moody.
From these materials, my trajectory was to create a muted, refined and masculine interpretation of my other decorative and elaborate shoreline scarves.
I really love this piece. And, I think I’ll be doing less beading embellishments on the scarves from now on. I think it makes the piece more relatable and wearable, and the focus becomes the story in the textiles and textures, and therefore is an invitation for me to experiment with textile manipulations and distressing, which is what I want to do more of this year.
I have hand stitched a running line of beeswaxed thread along the selvage of the centre suede ribbon, which is the only embellishment I have added. Also, I have always wanted a worthy excuse to use a silk grosgrain- it’s so lux and beautiful- I can’t think of a better use for it than as the centre piece on one of these scarves.
My client wanted to wear it with a fine knit sweater. I hope I can see it! Maybe I’ll get a photo and post it.