Since I posted an image of my mothers 50s scarf a couple of days ago I have become obsessed with my Jacqmar collection. I took the box down from the top of the cupboard and started to sort. As I generally just stuff a new scarf into the appropriate box ( you know how I love the thrill of the chase) I had not looked at this lot for a while. Many are not very clean!! So I have been washing by hand, individually. I like to use Eucalan, a very mild Canadian product that you do not have to rinse, its biodegradable, phosphate free and has added lanolin that makes it super useful for wool. (Am NOT being paid by Eucalan, though this would be nice, hint hint) each silk scarf only takes a few minutes to dry over the edge of the bath tub.
Doing some research ,I came across this site, quite the best scarf site I've seen. My goodness, I've had and have a lot of the items featured there. Have spent some of the day listing on flickr
an interesting London souvenir.
Several different colorways
and a pretty coral pink paisley. I don't intend to list them all on the blog...just now and then!
Oh...by the way, I have a new banner on etsy...tell me what you think.