’Tis the Season to be Stylish

The Girls’ School of Austin Celebrates its Seventh Annual Scarf Sale
by Hand Painting and Dyeing more than 250 Scarves


Painted and dyed with more than 60 custom colors, these stunning scarves are the perfect fall fashion statement or holiday gift for fashionistas of all ages.

Searching for the perfect holiday gift for your fellow fashionistas? Look no further. Students from GSA have hand-painted and dyed 250 beautiful scarves for the school’s Seventh Annual Scarf Sale on Mon., Dec. 3, 2012 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at 2007 McCall Road, 78703.

A sell-out every year, these one-of-a-kind scarves come in a variety of sizes and are available in silk, velvet, and fringed cotton rayon. Hand painted and dyed using dramatic shibori silk techniques in more than 60 custom colors, each scarf is magnificently unique and boutique quality. Shibori is Japanese word describing several methods of dyeing cloth with a pattern through binding, stitching, folding, twisting, and other techniques.

“These scarves are exceptionally beautiful,” says Nancy Hoover, nationally recognized artist and art director at The Girls’ School. “All of the girls dedicate their time and talents to the sale by hand painting and dyeing at least one scarf. It’s truly an innovative project for the girls and I am so excited for the Austin community to see the result of their creativity and hard work.”

To further its originality, each scarf is given a personal touch by its maker: a name, such as Blue Lagoon, Poppy Fields and Raspberry Delight. Each scarf also comes with a handmade tag that can be recycled as a bookmark.

The process for making the scarves involves the school community of students, faculty members and parents. Hoover brewed more than 60 custom color dyes, and then a fabric artist was brought in to demonstrate and teach the girls different dyeing techniques. Parent workshops for volunteers were also available for those who want to participate.

“Last year we sold out at 160 scarves,” Hoover said, “and our goal this year is to sell all 250. We are so grateful to have students, staff members and parent volunteers who are willing to dedicate their time to the sale. The scarves are a very popular gift and fashion item among the Austin community, so we hope this sale will be just as successful as in previous years.”

The scarves range in price according to its size and fabric. All proceeds from the scarf sale benefit The Girls’ School.

· $30 for 15”x72” Silk Crepe de Chine

· $40 for 15”x72” Silk Velvet

· $40 for 20”x72” Fringed Cotton Rayon

· $50 for 22”x90” Silk Charmeuse

The Seventh Annual Scarf Sale will take place at on campus Monday December 3, 2012 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

We hope to see you there!