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Turtlenecks, appear so cozy and wonderful, I imagine myself during the weekend in a chunky knit turtleneck relaxing on the couch reading my favorite vampire novel with the twilight coming on (and no that’s not the series) slowly drifting into a nap. That’s not my reality. Instead of the sunlight twinkling away, a short slumber taking place, I feel more like a cat, a cat that’s just been dunked into a bath. Bouncing off the wall, ripping at the horrible knit sitting around my neck, I can’t get it off and destroy the sucker fast enough. Turtlenecks create claustrophobia in me and as much as I have tried to fight it, it’s just not happening.
The turtleneck I used for this project has been in my drawer for many months, I hated to get rid of it, it hadn’t even been washed yet. I wanted something to freshen up my wardrobe so I used it to make something that I can handle: a scarf. Funny I can deal with a scarf but not a turtleneck.
Bleach Stamped Scarf
Small old towel (one that you don’t care about)
Cut a length of the jersey fabric from the shirt (I cut around the torso of the shirt in a “spiral” so I could the longest length possible).
Fold the towel and put it in a bowl soaking the towel in bleach (sorta of like a stamp pad).
Use something to protect the surface under the fabric you will be stamping.
Wearing gloves dip the rubber stamp into the “bleach pad” and stamp the fabric.
Once you finish stamping let the fabric dry completely (this is very important).
Once your fabric is dry, give it a quick cool rinse and dry it in the dryer and give it a wash by itself and dry again.
You can keep the ends of your scarf raw or you can sew it up – I used a grosgrain ribbon to sew the ends up for an infinity scarf.
Now you’re ready to sport your new scarf around town and protect your neck from the characters in the vampire novel. And in case you wondered about the vampire series it is Elizabeth Hunter’s The Elemental Mysteries Series.