I've completed a small album with photos of several styles that lend themselves to creative and adaptable wearing. I hope to place it near some of my work - but the work is concentrated in three distinct locations throughout the Gallery. I also developed a handout that can accompany my designs when purchased or used to apprise customers of their versatility BEFORE purchase. How I wish I could use my flickr sets or Slide slideshow to demo my work.
Oh well.....here is the text of my handout. It's in a more artistic font than shows here!
Wearable Fiber Art
MOST “SCARF IT UP” FIBER ART CAN BE WORN IN MULTIPLE WAYS. Perhaps you’ll discover a NEW way to enjoy an original Scarf It Up design.
CACHECOL is my line of neckwarmers or Scarflettes. It quite literally means “hide your neck,” so they are short, lightweight wearable fiber art scarves that provide warmth without bulk. Each is hand-knitted with random stitches to create an irregularly-shaped neckwarmer, usually with fringe and a funky button, bead, or other closure.
- Wrap the cachecol around your neck, and fasten by pulling the button through at any juncture. The “holely-ness” of the fabric allows multiple ways to wear your cachecol. Fold down an edge or two.
- Turn it, twist it, or weart it upside-down. Play with your cachecol – it does a body GOOD! AND it will give you a different look every time!
LOOPY is a hand-crocheted piece of wearable art. Consider it a scarf or jewelry.
- Wrap a long one multiple times around the neck or double it and slip one end through the other.
- Flip one end of a Short LOOPY over the other or….
- Slip one end through a loop near the end of the other side. Drape the piece around a scoop or V-neck or……
- Pull one end of the loopy through any loop near the other end. Pull as tightly as desired.
FRILLY is a hand-crocheted curlicue scarf that has multiple ways to use.
- Wrap it completely around the neck for a ruffled effect.
- Double it and pull one end through the other.
- Flip one end over the other at the throat or lower on the chest. Arrange the ruffles to suit.
COLLARS are wide hand-crocheted neckpieces with multiple fibers and multiple ways to wear. Because of the large hook used to create the collar, the button can be pulled through the fabric at any juncture or at more than one juncture.
Louise Giordano works in knit & crochet and creates several kinds of felt: knitted felt, hand/wet felt, and nuno felt in bags, scarves, and brooches.
ENJOY YOUR SCARF IT UP ORIGINAL!