When dreaming up a design for our first print scarf, my mind went floral. 

A few years ago, a few friends and I ventured out to the annual dahlia competition at the Parc Floral in Paris' Bois de Vincennes. I was wowed. There were hundreds (thousands??) of varieties, coming from all over the world, with some seeming to push the limits of what could be called "dahlia." (See for yourself, here!) They came in all shapes and colors with some looking like roses, others like daisies or pincushions or starbursts. Some had white tips on their colorful leaves, others were pointy, others had leaves that curled up like tiny drinking straws. (Time a trip to Paris to coincide with the event, which takes place the end of August through mid-September.)

So, when it came to narrowing down design options for the scarf, I consulted the gazillions of photos of dahlias I took that day. I looked at other flowers, too, but I couldn't get the dahlia off my mind. I zeroed in on some favorites then called in Julia Raath, an artist/designer in Australia, to help me design a pattern and get it ready for the printers. Stay tuned to see what we came up with! I hope you're going to love it!

April 27, 2023 — Christy Hobart

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