Supporting this Hermes scarf for framing was a long process. To square the scarf, it was pinned in place to a padded support fabric. It was then hand-stitched at 3mm intervals along the entire perimeter of the scarf. It is important to achieve just enough tension to support the scarf, and help remove any creases in the material. This is one of the more time-consuming projects that we can work on. For this particular project, it was worth the time and effort to see the client’s face when she saw the finished piece.
Established in 1837, Hermes is an internationally renowned family-run, independent and socially responsible, artisan clothing manufacturer that still maintains the majority of its production in France. Hermes uses the finest materials for their scarves. Classic carré scarves are made of 100% pure silk. For some scarves, it also uses different types of yarns such as a mix of cashmere and silk, but never ever polyester!
This project was completed to Fine Art Trade Guild Level 2 standard, and featured techniques from the following GCF Advanced modules:
- Conservation Framing
- Textile Framing
- Mount Design and Function