How to Care for your Silk Twill Scarf

How to Care for Your Silk Twill Scarf

We are often asked how is the best way to care for your silk twill scarf.  There are two routes that are equally acceptable to maintain the delicate touch and beautiful longevity of a silk scarf or silk pocket square.

1. The At Home Solution: This may take a bit more time, but is a perfectly appropriate solution.

* Hand Wash: Carefully fill your sink with cold water and use a very gentle detergent ~ or even Johnson & Johnson Baby Shampoo and swish very carefully in the basin, slowly swishing the fabric around.  Do not scrunch with your fingers as the edge of a nail could snag the silk twill ribbing accidentally. 

*Avoid Agitation: When hand-washing, gently swish the scarf in the water without wringing or scrubbing to prevent damage.
* Always avoid using harsh detergents.

* Rinse Carefully: Rinse the scarf in cold water until all detergent is removed. 
* Never wring it out!! instead, gently press out excess water by rolling it in a clean, dry towel.

*Lay Flat to Dry: Lay your silk scarf flat on a towel or a clean, dry surface to air dry. Avoid hanging it, as the weight of the wet silk can distort its shape. This is very important!

*Iron with Caution: If necessary, iron the scarf on a low setting (silk or low heat) with a cloth or another piece of silk in between to prevent direct contact with the iron. AND NEVER, EVER iron the dimensional rolled-edge.  This is a luxury cue to the hand-sewn craftsmanship and will never "bounce back" into a rounded shape once flattened.
The Joy Steamer is our favorite for truly the most effective option to remove wrinkles.
2. Effortless Solution: 
* Dry Clean: This is an easy and stress-free way to clean and preserve the quality of your silk twill scarf.
*Finding the Right Dry Cleaner is Key: Be sure it is a high-quality dry cleaner that will understand your extremely important request to NOT press the hand-rolled edge of your silk scarf.  I always emphasize to the dry cleaner to ensure the dimensional roll is preserved.  Professional cleaners will appreciate this reminder.
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Helpful Tips & Tricks for Caring for your Silk Scarf: 

*Store Carefully: Store your silk twill scarf flat or rolled to prevent creases. Keep it away from direct sunlight, as prolonged exposure can fade the colors.

* Protect from Perfume and Makeup: These elements have potential to damage your silk scarf.  However, lipstick will inevitably get on your scarf as the wind always seems to blow just as i've applied lipgloss!  

By following these care instructions, you can keep your silk twill scarf looking beautiful for a very long time! 
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How to Identify the Finest Silk Twill for Your Next Silk Scarf

Silk scarves have long been cherished as symbols of sophistication and luxury, with their exquisite designs and unparalleled softness. Among the various silk types used, silk twill stands out as a pinnacle of quality.  The hand and draping of this high-quality fabric is like butter in your hand and becomes even softer with use.  In this blog, we delve into the intricacies of silk twill and explore why it is the preferred choice for creating the finest silk scarves.

~ The Essence of Silk Twill

Silk twill is renowned for its distinct weave pattern.  Take a close look at your silk scarves, do you notice a very fine ribbing?  Characterized by distinct diagonal lines in a subtle texture with the most beautiful sheen.
This particular weave imparts a soft luster to the fabric, adding depth and dimension to the colors and designs printed upon it. The twill weave not only enhances the aesthetic appeal of silk scarves but also provides a durability that ensures they stand the test of time.  As a result, they travel exquisitely.  We continue to be blown away by how well they hold-up under the pressures of travel; either when being worn or packed into a suitcase.  

~ Luxurious Softness and Comfort

One of the most alluring aspects of silk twill is its luxurious softness against the skin. The weaving technique creates a dense fabric with a smooth surface, resulting in the most gentle touch when being worn. This inherent comfort makes silk twill scarves a delight to wear throughout the seasons, providing both warmth in cooler months and breathability during warmer weather.

~ Vivid Colors and Designs

We pride ourselves on delivering gorgeous, rich colors in each of our silk scarves. The intricate weave of silk twill acts as a canvas for vibrant colors and intricate designs. The fabric's ability to hold rich pigments ensures that every hue is brought to life with unparalleled brilliance. Whether it's a classic woodland creature motif, a whimsical and loose composition, or a very detailed pattern, silk twill scarves showcase designs with stunning clarity and precision.

~ Versatility and Durability

While silk twill scarves exude an air of luxury, they are also remarkably versatile and durable. The tight weave structure contributes to the fabric's resistance to wrinkles, ensuring that your scarf retains its impeccable appearance even after hours of wear. This durability ensures that silk twill scarves become cherished heirlooms, passed down through generations.

~ Care and Maintenance

Caring for silk twill scarves is a testament to their enduring quality. Gentle hand washing with Johnson's Baby Shampoo, air dry and then steam or lightly iron ~ OR dry clean to preserve the delicate fibers and maintain the scarf's integrity. Proper care not only sustains the luxurious texture but also ensures that the colors and designs remain as vibrant as the day they were acquired. **But very importantly, do not iron the hand-rolled edge and if dry cleaning, be sure to inform them of the same.  Once the artisan quality of the hand-rolled edge is flattened and compromised, it will not "bounce back" to it's original dimension and beauty.**

~ Embracing Timeless Elegance

In an era where trends come and go, silk twill scarves are a classic staple in your wardrobe with timeless elegance. Their quality craftsmanship, luxurious softness, and captivating designs make them cherished accessories that transcend generations. Whether draped around the neck, tied to a handbag, or worn as a headscarf, the finest silk twill scarves epitomize sophistication and allure.  Even better, they make it easy to hop from yoga to running errands by simply tossing around your neck or tucking under your puffer vest! (Tips for How to Wear a Silk Scarf)

~ Enduring Symbol of Refined Style

Elevate your wardrobe with the timeless allure of silk twill – a choice that resonates with those who seek both luxury and lasting beauty.
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Dreaming of Sea Island ~ The Cloister in Silky Blues

Dreaming of Sea Island ~ The Cloister in Silky Blues

The timeless elegance of blue and white never ceases to fade.  It's classic aesthetic is like a fresh breeze.  Thus when we took to sketching the next generation Sea Island silk scarf and pocket square for The Cloister gift shop, this monochromatic color palette very quickly transitioned from a dreamy design of very loose watercolor brush strokes in varying hues of cobalt blue to the most beautiful interpretation of a custom-designed toile in an azure blue color scheme with white.


Sea Island Silk scarf and pocket square by Grey Hall Design

Expanding the featured vignettes to include the very romantic Sea Island Chapel was a must when designing the silk scarf composition!  ~If you haven't discovered this charming cottaged tucked into the shadow of The Cloister itself, nearly hidden behind Palm trees and fauna with a curtain of Spanish moss, be sure to make a visit next time you are among the Golden Isles of Georgia.  Its stain glass windows are breathtaking.  

The Chapel at Sea Island Watercolor Painting, Sea Island Georgia

Organizing all painted scenes to nest together in a pleasing cadence, while ensuring each gem sparkled in its own right was quite the design challenge.  And then, enabling a repeatable design for each side of the square so that from a distance, the visual contouring of the scarf as a whole would reflect fashion and art... elevated to a new level of creativity.

Discover the intricate details of all that is featured in this special Sea Island x Grey Hall Design silk scarf and pocket square collaboration: 

  • The Cloister
  • Black Banks Terrace, The Cloister
  • The Lodge, Sea Island Golf Club
  • Sea Island Explorer
  • The Beach Club at Sea Island
  • The Chapel at Sea Island

 art prints and notecards in addition to the silk scarf and pocket square are also available at the Shop at Sea Island ~ (912) 643-3296 

Cheers to Blue & White forever!


Sea Island Silk scarf by Grey Hall Design Blue and White scarf   Sea Island Pocket Square by Grey Hall Design at The Cloister


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