Silk Scarf Framing
Posted by Dara Segal on Oct 02, 2014
Fashion is a revolving door of trends, some good and some bad (velour jumpsuits—shudder), but you’d be hard-pressed to find someone who’s not pumped about the return of the silk scarf, the team here at Simply Framed included.
Vintage or new, they’re a wonderful way to accessorize your person (we love the way Céline styled them back in 2012), but we’ve found that many of our clients think they’d look great on their walls, too. Which is why we’re excited to announce that we’ve added scarf framing to our list of specialty services. But, how to frame a scarf? Read more below on our meticulous process.
Vintage Vera Neumann scarves shadowboxed in our White Gallery frame. Photo by Morgan Rachel Levy.
Whether you’re a collector or new to the silk scarf train, consider our framing services a great way to showcase and preserve your textiles. Our method is simple, modern, and drop dead gorgeous. Here’s how it works:
- Upon receiving your scarf, we carefully iron the piece so it's frame ready.
- We then hand-sew the scarf's edges to a linen covered matboard with a matching or nearly invisible thread.
- We create a shadowbox inside your frame to ensure your textile never comes into contact with our UV plexiglass.
- Lastly, we securely package your new art and mail it back to you (like we do with everything we frame).
Vintage Vera Neumann triptych. Photo by Morgan Rachel Levy.
For a few fun silk scarf resources, see below.
- An incredible NPR story on Kermit Oliver, an Hermès scarf designer based in Waco, Texas.
- Lola and Bess—they carry a great selection of vintage Hermès.
- The Lucky Fish—the largest collection of vintage Vera Neumann scarves on the web.
- Carson & Co.—new, intricately patterned silk scarves from designer Susan Carson in North Carolina.