Hi there everyone!
Hope your month has been fantastic, and that you’re gearing up for the Yuletide holiday season – hope you’ve bought all your gifts and that you’re all organised.
I’m still wondering where the past two months disappeared, and running late with Christmas cards and shipping gifts overseas and interstate – as per usual. All the best laid plans seem to get side-tracked!
SILK SCARF WINNER!!
CONGRATULATIONS to Georgina Boddington of Western Australia! You’ve won a 21×21 inch / 54x54cm handpainted silk chiffon scarf by signing up for my newsletter – please email me with your mailing address.
As a winner, you’re requested to send me a photo of you wearing it, to add to my next newsletter. Enjoy!
PS – The handpainted silk scarf is in hot pink and lime green delicious floaty chiffon.
New silk scarves now online!
This is just a quick email to let you know I’ve been creating new silk chiffon scarves and I’m sooo excited!
I’ve just added them to my website and I’m offering you a special introductory price until the 5th December (USA time – one day behind Australia).
These fabulous light-as-a-feather square scarves are 21 inches square (54cm square), and are perfect to tie around the neck like a neckerchief, or as a headband, or tie around a hat for a splash of panache, and ideal to pop into the breast pocket of a suit jacket! I also tie them around the handle of my handbags for an added dash of colour.
Here’s the link – simply click the photo to view all the designs:
Once you can see all the designs, click one photo for a close-up view, then click the ‘Next’ or ‘Previous’ link to see the rest of the photos.
If you have any questions, give me a yell!
21×21 inches / 54x54cm : light as a breeze : lets air through the loose chiffon weave – here’s one in hot pink and lime, below:
These square scarves are SO easy to wear, no complicated way to tie them, simply tie a wee knot at the back, and slide to the side of the neck if you like for a dash of panache
I love silk chiffon for hot summery days and evenings – the open weave allows the air to flow through very easily and they float on the breeze. (The tighter weave of the shiny silk habotai is more suitable for colder weather with its tightly closed weave.)
I’ve been painting in many colour combinations – pop over to the handpainted silk scarves page to view the gorgeous colours.
SILK ADVENTURE IN PARIS
As you may already know, I love Paris and have lived there several times in the past twenty years – I go back regularly to visit friends and spend time in the city I love.
One of my other loves is building websites (that’s right – left brain / right brain … and who thought I was unbalanced?
So it was only natural that I would create a website about my love of Paris, where I can add photos and tell stories of all the great places I find, food I’ve tried, things to do all year round. If you’ve got time, and feel like stepping into ‘my’ Paris, pop over and have a look :
PLUS SIZE FASHION IN PARIS
Come with me as I show you all the fabulous plus size stores in Paris.
Spend a week with like-minded adventurous gorgeous Goddesses.
If you’re in Sydney, I have a range of Silk Painting Classes all year round, for example:
Handpainted Silk Cards
Handpainted Silk Chiffon Scarvesplus workshops on many silk painting & dye tips and techniques.
Please contact me for more info on the Silk painting classes >>
If you haven’t visited my blog yet, now might be a good time – my ramblings about silk, fashion, travel and whatever else takes my fancy.
I’m sketching lots of clothing ideas all the time now, and it’s lovely to be in such a creative frame of mind. Once I’ve settled on new shapes for the clothing, I make a sample to test the fit etc, then contact my seamstress to see if she’s available. I then handpaint the fabric and have some items made up, which I then have photographed for the website to show to you. Yes, it is a long process, but one which is so rewarding – so stay tuned!
Read more and see previous sketches on the blog:
New silk clothing sketches
That’s it for this issue of the Abfab Silk Newsletter, and I hope this finds you all happy and healthy and enjoying the beauty in every day.
PS – just in case you didn’t know, you can now post Comments on the Silk News pages of the websits, so wherever you see the Comments link appearing at the bottom of web pages, post away! I look forward to hearing from you!
From my studio to your inbox,
Ciao for now,
PS – If you haven’t subscribed to the Abfab Silk Newsletter, click here to get started – you will be in the draw each month to win a fabulous handpainted silk scarf by me – Teena Hughes!
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