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« on: December 29, 2007 12:12:36 PM »

Hi folks, noob here, looking for advise ...

I usually post on the Quilting Forums, but I made a scarf from some kimono silk I had and would love to get some comments/critique from you.

In the last year, I have fallen madly in LUST with Japanese textiles, specifically, kimonos and obis. Being the eBay whore that I am, I have amassed a large collection of silk and cotton kimonos and obis. Lately, my seam ripper and I have become very intimate, and with some of the silks I had, I made my Grandma this scarf for Christmas:



The scarf is 6.5" wide, and 50" long. Grandma is very petite and only 4'11" (on her good days!) and I didn't want to make something that would overwhelm her. Kimono fabric is  woven in 14" widths, yet a bolt (called a tan) is usually 15ish yards long. So when you take apart a kimono, you have a lot of fabric, but it's only 14" at its' widest.

This is a close up of the phoenix hand painted on the silk:


Here is a pic of the back of the scarf. The black silk came from a Tomosode kimono (worn by married women to formal occasions) and the graduated peach/brown silk came from a Homongi kimono (worn by married and unmarried mature women to formal occassios):


I was going to piece some other silks together to make up the front of the scarf, and also add some black fringe to the ends. But once I started playing with the silks, the Homongi silk seemed too beautiful to cut up. And adding the fringe seemed, to me at least, to distract from the pattern on the silk. So this scarf is just a long tube turned right sides out.

Of course, my Grandma loves it and says it's beautiful. I would like to make some more for gifts and whatnot, but I would REALLY like some unbiased opinions. So please, let me have it! With both barrels!  Grin
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« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2007 12:20:43 PM »

very simple, but totally awesome.
i love it.
i would die to get a kimono scarf as a gift.
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« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2007 12:22:25 PM »

personally i think its gorgeous but thats just my opinion ;P
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« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2007 12:24:56 PM »

I think it's beautiful as is.  I think I really like your decision to leave the fringe off.. it does seem to me that it would just distract from the beauty of the silk as well.  (Though, I don't have a very good eye for things... so it could work with fringe too.)

But a -beautiful- scarf.  I love it. Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2007 12:25:26 PM »

Your instincts are correct - simple is better here. The silk is so luscious all on its own it does not need any fringe or additions.  Simply wrapped around the neck with one end thrown over the shoulder and grandma will look fabulous coming and going.
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« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2007 12:32:44 PM »

Absolutely gorgeous! I have always wanted something made with Kimono silk. This would be an awesome gift. I too like it better with no fringe. Simple and elegant!
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« Reply #6 on: December 29, 2007 12:47:21 PM »

That is beautiful!!!
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« Reply #7 on: December 29, 2007 01:01:43 PM »

Stunning and breath taking. Love it - want one!
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« Reply #8 on: December 29, 2007 01:03:23 PM »

It's beautiful, the fabric makes it, nothing else is needed. It's funny I bid on some Japanese silk on Ebay yesterday...I hope I get it. I was planning on using it for a scarf too. Only a bigger Pashmina sized one.
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« Reply #9 on: December 29, 2007 01:25:34 PM »

I WANT ONE.  Shocked  That is beautiful!  Definitely keep it up!
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