A Hippie Heart Creative Class in water marbling silk scarves.
The Scarves with Soul Story
The idea was born out of a combination of events transpiring around creativity, entrepreneurship, and the love of a mother diagnosed with cancer.
Looking for a new creative outlet Jill Solomon Wise was introduced to the ancient art of water marbling. The process was mesmerizing to Jill and she began to visualize expanding her brand to include the art form into Hippie Heart Designs.
The idea of gathering groups of women together to create in an atmosphere of fun and friendship, where the participants leave with their own custom scarf (or two or three) was core to the vision.
However, the vision became much more personal, when Jill’s mother ‘Momma Jean’ was diagnosed with breast cancer.
Knowing that she would lose her hair, ‘Momma Jean’ was seeking an alternative to wigs. The lightbulb went off and Jill’s vision was refined to include groups of women who wanted to shower their friends undergoing chemotherapy with scarves to wear as their hair loss was fast approaching.
Nothing seemed more perfect than patients having a creative outlet while undergoing treatment in a shared experience with loved ones and supporters. The head scarf when worn is symbolic of being covered in love and support by the person who created it for them.
At first making a scarf may seem daunting; however in the short 15 minute process, the body language of the creator transforms from uncertainty to confidence. Women can experience this relaxing ‘art therapy’ while enjoying good wine and the company of great friends.
The Creative Process of Making Scarves
Each scarf takes about 15 minutes to create, and the class is usually done in small groups of 10-15 over a 2 hour period, in a fun ‘sip and dip’ environment of creative connection.
Participant is guided how to drop the dyes into the solution in the colors of their choice.
The next step is to create your unique pattern from different wooden design utensils
The last step is to lay the prepared scarf on top of the patterned dyes, remove and rinse and let dry.
It’s that easy, fun with friends creating, with bragging rights at the end.
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