Velvet Scarf with Silk Ribbon Fringe
These beautiful scarves are really fun to do because they are so easy to make and the results are so elegant.
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Materials and Tools:
9-1/2" x 45" silk velvet *
- six 1-1/2" x 21" pieces
- four 1" x 21" pieces
awl or ice pick
crochet hook (I used a #3)
scissors or rotary cutter
1/4" wide fusible webbing tape
* Cut carefully. It's tricky.
1. Cut the selvedge ends off the velvet. Iron a length of the 1/4-inch fusible tape along each end of the velvet. Fold velvet over and press to form a hem.
2. Fold the length of velvet in half with right sides facing. Stitch the length of velvet together with a 1/2-inch seam. Do not stitch the ends closed.
4. With an awl, punch five evenly spaced holes along each end of the scarf, positioning them just above the hem to avoid having to punch through four layers of fabric instead of two. Be sure that you punch through the two layers (front and back of scarf) at the same time so the holes will line up perfectly.
5. Starting at the center hole, push the crochet hook through the hole and pick up a length of the wider ribbon folded in half. Pull it through the hole and form a lark’s head knot.
6. Repeat the process with two more of the wider ribbon lengths, pulling them through the holes on the outside edges of the scarf. Make certain the ribbon covers the corners.
Design and make a silk scarf and pin through a hand dying technique called "Arashi".