It’s taken nearly a year, but ever since my daughter made me a hand painted scarf for Mother’s Day in her Waldorf class, I wanted to take out my silk paints (from a class I took over ten years ago!) and paint more scarves. My daughter wanted to give her teacher a hand painted scarf for Valentine’s Day since although her entire class made scarves for their mothers last year, no one made a scarf for her teacher. My mother’s birthday was also coming up, so because she is a “scarf person” like me, I thought that she’d appreciate a hand painted scarf made for her by the kids.
I was amazed at how quickly the kids painted the scarves. I think that because they paint every week at school, they are at ease in combining colors and not “thinking” too much about their painting. They didn’t start with any specific design, but ended up with a blend of colors that looked like a Monet painting…
We let the scarves dry completely and then I did the steaming. Even this part of the process is easy–I just rolled up the scarves in paper and then set them in a steaming pot (careful not to let a drop of water touch them) for half an hour.
Beautiful hand painted scarves for two very special people…It was such a simple project with such lovely results. I’m not going to wait another year to do some more!