Gift Wrap Ideas With Scarf

Looking for gift wrap ideas for a scarf lover. Then head down to vintage shop, get yourself a cheap scarf and try the following. Once they have unwrapped they also have the scarf to wear or use………. great idea!

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Framed Vintage Scarves

Just had to share with you this site http://framedvintagescarves.tumblr.com/ they sell already framed vintage scarves and from what I gather they also frame scarves you send to them.

Kitty Morris who frames the scarves is quite an expert. Here is a snippet from the website about her;

Kitty Morris Biography: A life in fabric

I grew up on a farm in Dorset, England, surrounded by sheep and cows. I also have strong Middle Eastern connections. My father, before he retired and took to farming, worked for Shell Oil all over the Middle East. My mother also worked there during World War II.

As a result of this, we had one of the most exotic farmhouses in the West Country, full of Persian carpets, embroideries and colourful ceramics.

As a child I always loved clothes and textiles. Having initially studied fashion, I became more and more interested in the construction of fabric. I flirted with the idea of being a tapestry weaver but ended up studying conservation.

When I finished my training I was shown a Suzani embroidery by a friend. “It’s very nice,” I said, “but very dirty!” I offered to wash it for him and my love of Islamic embroidery had begun.

Since then I have worked as a conservator, specialising in museum display.

I have contributed to major projects and exhibitions at venues and in institutions round the world. In the past few years, these have included:

Montefiore Endowment, London: vestment conservation programme

Winter Antique Show, New York

Arts of the Pacific Asia Show, San Francisco

Imperial War Museum, Lambeth, London

Sainsbury Centre, University of East Anglia, Norwich: textiles designed by Henry Moore

Emirates Palace Hotel, Abu Dhabi: A Story of Islamic Embroidery

Swarovski, London: costume collection

Keats House, London: refurbishment

Pallant House, Chichester: Henry Moore textiles

Henry Moore Foundation, Perry Green: Moore family tapestries

Colorado Springs Fine Art Centre, USA: Designing Women

Denver Art Museum, USA: Fashion Art – Ascher scarves from post-war England