Stripes and plaids, two classics that never go out of style.
How could I resist wanting to weave some scarves up in both?
This first scarf was inspired by those simple, but oh, so wonderful vintage striped tea-towels.
I fondly think of the ones that my mom had back in the 60's, when I was a little girl. I remember looking at them, how the threads criss-crossed,
and how soft they were after multiple washings.
... Perhaps that is where I first fell in love with textiles?
Stripes have an elegant carefreeness about them.
They have the ability to make anything look good, with very little effort.
(Heck, this striped scarf looked so pretty just hanging against my blue wall,
I was tempted to leave it there!)
And how about those plaids...
This second scarf wasn't inspired by anything particular,
... just an adoration of plaids.
With their endless design possibilities and color combinations, how could you not fall for them?
I think I first fell in love with plaids back as a teenage girl, coveting, (and often taking) the soft flannel shirts of boyfriends. (The beauty and variety of men's flannel shirts have always been a million times better then the paltry few that they make for woman. And who can resist one that's been worn and washed over and over? A girl's got to do what a girl's got to do.)
Plaids have both, an air of sophistication about them,
as well as an everyman, blue-collar-ness about them, which really appeals to me.
Both scarves are currently available in my shop.
For more information just click on the links below each photo...
PS. If you look closely at the vintage post card next to the scarf above,
it says "A Happy Easter",
which is what I wish for all of you who celebrate this Sunday.
And to everyone,
A Happy Spring!