For as much as I like to shop, I’ve never been one to partake in the chaos of Black Friday. Waking up early, facing hostile crowds . . . it’s not quite my shopping style. Today was a quiet day for me, but I got some thing really special in the mail:
A few days ago, I found this pamphlet by Vera Neumann. The Art of Scarf Tying shows 35 different ways to tie a scarf. This was the perfect purchase for me, as I have a major scarf collection. It’s the accessory that allows for so much creativity – you can fashion it so many ways, it adds a great accent and splash of color to any outfit, and a scarf really is a wearable small painting.
I’m admittedly not very creative with the way I tie my scarves. So this pamphlet taught me a think or two. It’s also easy to understand, so I’m eager to try out my favorite styles. Like THE PIRATE!
Vera carefully explains everything, from the basics to the more advanced ways to tie a scarf. She explains the basic shapes and what can be done with them, and the importance of a finishing knot (the square knot). Then, the pamphlet shows neck ties, head ties, and even makeshift garments from the scarf. So many great ideas!
The love knot is also one I’m looking forward to trying.
The back cover was so charming. It gives instruction on how to display your scarf as an art object. Simply get a foamcore board 1/4″ smaller than the scarf, pin at each corner, and tape the edges. Not something that I would dare do with my collection, but I think it highlights just how much a scarf is like a painting.