Thursday, April 16, 2015

Creative Scarves by Tiffany Windsor - Book Tour & Blog Hop

So excited for my crafty friend, Tiffany Windsor, and the release of her new book, Creative Scarves that she wrote with her sister, Heidi Borchers and her grand-niece, Savannah Starr!  Creative Scarves will help you make (or make-over) your own gorgeous scarves for every outfit, occasion and season. Add your own personal touch as you sew, stamp, stencil, dye, bead, paint and trim your way to a complete scarf collection. 
Tiffany shares on her blog "What sets a scarf apart as your own fashion statement is the ability to personalize it with your own creative touches. In designing this collection of scarves, I have focused on sharing creative techniques that the beginning hand-crafter can easily follow and that the hands-on craft enthusiast can build upon and personalize for one-of-a-kind results." 

Scarves are super trendy right now and living in Florida, I have always thought that they were more for the cold weather than warm.  Boy, was I wrong!  Creative Scarves is filled with ideas not only for Winter and Fall, but also for Spring and Summer!  I love the the concept of organizing the projects by season, then you can create based upon your outfits and the weather!  Brilliant!

Creative Scarves is an all inclusive book, complete with pages of ways to wear your scarves, as well as, step by step tutorials (with photos), so any of the projects are completely doable for any skill level!

I was inspired by the stamped and bleached scarves and decided to create a faux batik scarf with Tombow MONO Aqua Liquid Glue and Tulip One Step Tie Dye kit by I Love To Create.

Wash and dry (no fabric softener or dryer sheets) 100% cotton fabric scarf and press with a hot iron.

Place pressed scarf on non-stock craft sheet and apply glue in pattern desired.  I used a starfish theme.  Let glue dry for several hours, or overnight.

Place scarf on an old towel on cardboard.  Fill Tie Dye bottles with water, according to package directions.  Apply tie dye to scarf. I used blue, green, lime and turquoise.  Let tie dye dry, several hours or overnight.

Wash scarf in washing machine, according to tie dye package directions.  Hand wash out any remaining glue left in fabric with warm water.  

Dry scarf in dryer, then press with hot iron.Use your imagination and create a one of a kind scarf that you can wear and enjoy!   Or give as a gift - HINT - Mother's Day is next month!

Now it's time for the fun part - There are 19 more designers and bloggers on the tour - their links will pop up at the bottom of my post as the week goes on. The full schedule is also on Tiffany's blog just click on the links  to read additional reviews and get inspired by some fabulous scarf projects!  I am blown away! 

Be sure to enter below for the chance to win a signed copy of Creative Scarves and a $100 gift certificate to Dharma Trading Company!

Thanks for stopping by! -Beth

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Lisa Fulmer said...

Awesome starfish! Thanks for being on the tour!

Tiffany Windsor said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your scarf Beth! Thanks for joining in the #creativescarves blog tour! Hugs, hugs!

Steph Ackerman said...

Very cool idea!

Unknown said...

I m loving scarves more and more!

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