TEASCARF BROOKLYN scarves and sarongs with art from teabags!
TEASCARF BROOKLYN scarves and sarongs with art from teabags!

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Hi. My name is Reed. 

I've been exploring the colors that teabags produce when they dry on watercolor paper. I've made some amazing designs that I print on fabric and make into scarves to share with you.

When I started using teabags as a medium, I realized I had to find a way to make the bright colors permanent. I love the idea that I can show how there's beauty in everything and how beauty comes from unexpected places.

Before the color faded, I photographed the artwork. 

Then I use reactive dyes to print 6 of the images I make with teabags to a fabric made from fine blend of bamboo and cotton.

Pattern, color, and texture produce a symbiosis of beauty and energy, radiating the love and joy that inspired their creation.

I start by brewing tea and then carefully arranging the teabags on paper. I didn't expect it, but tea is beautiful. 

First, I make art with teabags and photograph it, then locally print the photos on an exceptionally soft, eco-friendly, bamboo fabric.

Then, the scarves are cut, sewn, and fringed on 36th street by a group of women on the 16th floor.

I printed an edition of about 15 of each pattern. Now I have the printed fabric, but I need your help to complete the production process and make the designs you choose into scarves.

If you pledge to buy a scarf before they I make them, I will be able to complete remaining production of the scarves.

A Teascarf comes minimally packaged in a silk "teabag" drawstring pouch, Domestic shipping costs are included in the pledge for a scarf. 

Teascarf is available in two sizes. Twenty-seven by sixty-six, and eighteen by fifty-two.

Pattern, color, and texture produce a symbiosis of beauty and energy, radiating the love and joy that inspired their creation.

I start by brewing tea and then carefully arranging the teabags on paper. 

I didn't expect it, but tea is beautiful.

First, I make art with teabags and photograph it, then locally print the photos on exceptionally soft, eco-friendly, fabric. Then the scarves are cut, sewn, and fringed on 36th street by a group of women on the 16th floor.

I printed an edition of 20 of each pattern. Now I have the printed fabric, but I need your help to complete the process and make the artwork you choose into scarves.

If you pledge to buy a scarf before they I make them, I'll be able to complete the remaining production of the scarves and ship you the scarf you choose, minimally packaged in a silk "teabag" drawstring pouch. Domestic shipping prices are included in each pledge.

 

 

Whether you’re going for elegance or casual chic, make a statement with your style. 

Rare Earth_________________Blue Dream
Rare Earth_________________Blue Dream

 

 

Honey Bush______________________Lemon Zinger
Honey Bush______________________Lemon Zinger

 

 

Mango Passion_______________Auorora Borealis
Mango Passion_______________Auorora Borealis

Teascarf transcends the seasons! This 27”x 66” or 28”x 52” scarf will add versatility to your wardrobe. It is made of a luxuriously soft blend of bamboo and cotton (70/30) and saturated with vibrant color. Styling options are unlimited! Wear it looped around your neck, or draped around your shoulders. At the beach or pool, it becomes a stylish cover-up or sarong. Packs light in its own silk pouch. Perfect for traveling!

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

Risks and challenges

I already have the fabric and I have my designs printed on it, so all I have left to do is take it to my seamstress and give her good instructions. To make this easier, I only have one way to finish my scarves.

Kickstarter has a strict "all or nothing" policy, so my biggest risk is not reaching my funding goal. That's why your help is needed. Help fund the project. Tell your friends. Together we can do this!

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