Winter scarves with screenprinted messages.

Knots and bees

categories: Scarves, Useful Tools

Hold Fast is a popular tattoo for sailor’s hands, “with the original intent being to prevent sailor’s hands from slipping on lines, or to secure yourself to the rigging when working aloft in weather.”

I’ve added a guide to knots and splices that might be useful for you on your sailing adventures.

The bees are an ongoing theme in my work, I’ll tell you more about them another time!

Plague Doctor

categories: Scarves

A plague doctor was a special medical physician who saw those who had the bubonic plague. Since the city was paying their salary they treated everyone, the rich and the poor. In the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, some doctors wore a beak-like mask which was filled with aromatic items. The masks were designed to protect them from putrid air, which (according to the miasmatic theory of disease) was seen as the cause of infection. (from Wikipedia)

Oversized bandanna

categories: Scarves

I stumbled upon some wool crepe while thrift shopping, surplus cotton fabric from a seamstress friend, and jersey that I had used for test prints over the last few years. As a cyclist I am always looking for warm scarves that protect my face from the wind, and I think this oversized bandanna design works perfectly.

A Very Useful Scarf

categories: Scarves, Useful Tools

This colourful scarf has some hints from an old home repair book on how to put a nail in wood while considering both strength and beauty. For the strong and beautiful woodworkers in your life…

Winter Scarves for Cyclists

categories: One Less Car, Scarves

It’s not impossible to cycle for most of the winter! Here’s some cozy inspiration.