The Scarf Creation Process

Step 1: Stretch silk scarf on frame and draw out pattern with disappearing fabric pen. Usually a fabric pen is not necessary, but for very detailed scarves I like to use it so I can get the pattern right the first time.

Step 3: Mix desired colors for the scarf and start painting!

Step 4: Allow scarf to set for at least 24 hours. After 24 hours treat scarf with dye-set fixative.

Step 5: Allow scarf to air dry and then iron out the wrinkles. You now have a completed scarf!

Step 2: Draw over pattern with a dye resist. I use a water-based gutta made in France. This prevents the dye from spreading beyond the areas I am trying to work on.

Kimbertimbers is a San Antonio based business run by the artist Kimberly Kennedy. Kim graduated from Maryland Institute College of Art in 2007 with a BFA in Graphic Design and enjoys designing zesty wearables for Kimbetimbers!

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