|stamped fabric strips|
|close up of new designs|
I started making Hot Weather Scarves in 2015 using some of my own stamps and some from ArtFoamies. They are hand made, hand stamped cotton 'bags' with gel beads that expand when soaked and provide hours of cooling comfort. Most of the scarves I make now are only 1 1/4" wide so they are more tie than scarf. These 'Cool Ties' are perfect for gardening, hiking or just hanging around in the sun. I also make 'Cool Bags' which are little gel bags that fit under a cap or hat to help keep your head cool.
|one of my original designs|
Last fall my daughter suggested that I should make some shorter scarves - or 'Cool Ties' - with more masculine designs and colours; something that would appeal to men working in the fields and forests. With the help of the internet, I designed some patterns and went to my friend Emmie at Emmie's Art Foamies
and asked her to make me some stamps. This is what she has made so far;
|Tools, Trucks and Chainsaws|
Emmie is still working on more of my patterns and I hope I get them in time to make more Cool Ties for the coming summer.
Here are a couple more links where you will find more of Emmie's Art Foamies.
ArtFoamies on Facebook and ArtFoamies on Etsy. I hope you will check them out and share with your friends