Ah, that Jill, who thinks different, always seems to tickle my fancy and sends me off on adventures, learning and seeing new stuff. The last tangent I followed off of her post just yesterday. The idea of making large scarves into hand bags sent me hieing off to this post on Barb's The Purse Project blog. (beware that entire blog can lead to many tangential trips) From Barb's article went on to Fort and Field and Multicrafty. Well that was cool. Great bags all.
That got me remembering a few things in my own collection. Recalled a Schiaparelli ad with a scarf tied into a handbag. Here it is: April, 1938, Schiaparelli promoting Double Mint gum in this ad from Country Gentleman magazine
And this how-to turn an ordinary 24 inch scarf into a "Galahood" from radio host Pegeen Fitzgerald.
*note- both photos can be enlarged enough for you to see and read them clearly by clicking on the photos
Still not done. so embarked on a sail about the web and found a few other ways to use scarves. Here are a few findings:
Ways to Tie Silk Scarves by Dakini Silk
Ten things to do with Vintage Scarves by The Vintage Detective
Recycled Silk Scarves by Recover Girl
Yarn from Silk Scarves on Helium
Gift Wrapping by Inhatitat
Sew Vintage book by Jennie Atwood
New Finds since original posting:
Vintage Scarves by Peaches and Dreams Blog
Comment #2 on this article - Jill shares 3 ways to tie/wear scarves
I thought there would be more, perhaps my search skills are not so dandy.
So if you too get enthused about ways to re-purpose vintage scarves, please do let me know what you find. Would also love for you to share ways you use vintage scarves. Or if you make any of the items, let me know here in comments or link to a post in your blog with the item. I'll bring links up here to the main post so others can find you easily as well.
Thanks so much.