Saturday, February 15, 2020

Scarf Art App with ten new knots and 44 tutorials!

I am happy and excited to finally unveil the project I've been working on for the past 12 months:


Over the years I've been asked many times why not publish a book. I decided on the app format instead, because its functionality offers so much more: it is interactive and fun to use, videos are easier to understand than photo tutorials and it can be updated, too. Considering that the Scarf Art app would consist of 200+ pages if published as a book, it is definitely easier to carry around while practicing knots!

Press 'play' for an overview on the knots:



The Scarf Art app features 44 ways to tie your scarf (including 10 that are new), each with a straightforward and easy to follow video tutorial. Interactive tools let you practice the knots at your own pace and rhythm; you can loop each step, vary the speed from normal to 0.5x or 2.0x, and go back on the steps or skip them.

Each knot also has a comprehensive guide in the style of a blog post with tips, variations and size guides (450+ photos in total). You can find out which part of your scarf is highlighted, and how the knot looks in other scarf sizes and styles.

Further fun includes filters (by tie level, playtime, scarf size and more), favorite buttons, size guides, and a glossary.

The Scarf Art app is available for iPhones and iPads at the Apple App Store (here). The price is 12.99 USD which includes future updates with new knots, pictures, and tutorials at no additional cost. I am busy working on these already!

For further details check the Scarf Art App's website:

www.maitaicollection.com/app

If you enjoy the app, I would be immensely grateful if you could leave feedback on the Apple App Store (go directly there, or through the 'feedback' link in the app's 'More' section). A five-star rating and positive comment are a much-appreciated way to show support; these metrics are crucial for a good app store rating and therefore the app's success.

Thanks so much.

Now to the 10 new knots!



I thought it would be fun to combine old with new, and am therefore introducing them to the backdrop of the charming Mariage Frères tea shop and museum in the Marais Quarter in Paris.



#1 - JAPONAIS

with an Ex-Libris en Kimonos 90 scarf



Also new - custom-made bag insert for Chanel Classic Flap in medium (available here)



Mariage Frerès is France's oldest tea company and the little store in the Marais a tea lover's paradise. Downstairs you can explore the shop or enjoy a cup of tea with a little something in the light and beautiful tea salon. Don't miss the narrow wooden staircase that leads to the museum on the floor above!



#2 - MAXI TWILLY ORIGAMI

with a Kachinas Maxi Twilly



Le 'Musée du Thé' features an exotic selection of teapots, jars, samovars, trade journals, teacups and sets, overseas storage boxes and much more from Marriage Freres' rich history of making and importing tea going back to 1854.



#3 - JABOT

with a Carré en Carré 90 scarf





#4 - TWO WAY PLEATS

with an Ex-Libris en Kimonos 90 scarf





#5 - HEART KNOT

with a Robe du Soir 90 scarf





Two-Way Pleats - this time with a Bolduc au Carré 90 scarf



A mighty teapot (next to a Kelly 32 for comparison!)



#6 - PLEATS PLEASE

with a Les Folies du Ciel 90 scarf







#7 - ORIGAMI KNOT

with a Parures de Samouraïs 90 scarf




#8 - ROSETTE

with a Les Plaisirs du Froid 90 scarf




JAPONAIS - this time with a C'est la Fête 70 scarf





#9 - BUTTERFLY

with a Monsieur et Madame 90 scarf





Au revoir, Musée du Thé!



#10 - MAXI TWILLY VOLANT KNOT

with a Brazil Maxi Twilly





Index Palmarum 90 scarf in a Heart knot - which is how I wore my scarf on yesterday's Valentine's Day!



The Scarf Art app is available on the Apple App Store (click here).


34 comments:

  1. I love it! I'm going to get the app right now! Thank you so much!

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    1. Thanks so much Kackie, hope you enjoy the app!

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    2. The app is wonderful, it is clear you put a great deal of time and love into creating it! It's inspired me to spend the weekend organizing my scarves and trying out all these beautiful knots. I have many happy hours ahead of me!

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    3. So very happy you enjoy the app, thanks so much for the wonderful review! Have fun with your scarves and a great weekend, would love to know which knots and app features you liked most!

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  2. Congratulation darling MaiTai!!

    You are just amazing!!!!!

    What about adapting your app for androids??

    Can't wait

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    1. Many thanks, dear ilsa! For the moment the app is iOS only, but maybe we'll include Android one day. Hope all is well and have a wonderful weekend!

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  3. Done! Can't wait to start using it on my iPhone, dear MaiTai. Perhaps some day I can get it on my Kindle.

    My beloved Willieman left me on Sunday morning, and I must thank you for this bit of brightness and fun in an otherwise sad week.

    Much aloha,
    Fifi

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    1. I am so very sad to hear that your beloved Willieman crossed the rainbow bridge. My heartfelt condolences, dearest Fifi. Sending you biggest hugs and hope the app will give you a some of distraction from the sadness. Much love xxx

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  4. I've got the app ! (Pitty for Hubby because the app is on his phone...). Wonderful tutorials. I love all the knots. Thank you and congrats for the great job !!! Marie-Noelle

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    1. Thank you very much for downloading the app, Marie-Noelle! Maybe suggest to your hubby to swap phones :D If you have the time, it would be wonderful if you could leave a 5-star rating on the Apple App Store. Thanks so much and happy knotting!

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  5. Was so excited to see that you've done an app, then so disappointed to see that it's not available for Android.... This makes me sad. However, congratulations on a big achievement.

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    1. Thank you for the kind good wishes, dear Deborah. So sorry regarding Android. I've received so many request for it...we are definitely considering it for a later stage.

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  6. Congratulations, darling Tai, on the birth of your baby!
    Your attention to detail, as well as your creative and artistic abilities shine throughout!
    I look forward to having this as a close reference whenever in a knotting mood!
    Chin, chin to a successful launch! Mwahs, T xx

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    1. Thank you so much for sharing the joy on the new arrival! It took almost exactly the same time as carrying a baby, only that the delivery was much more fun! Thank you also so very much for the wonderful review and 5-star rating on the App Store, they are immensely helpful for the app's metrics and success! Biggest mwahs xxx

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  7. Dearest MaiTai,

    How wonderful! This is indeed the Opus Magnum of scarf tying. I can only imagine time, dedication and perseverance that went into creating such a comprehensive compendium. Cannot wait to download and start playing :-)

    Warmest greetings from Frozen land of Ontario,

    Aneta

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    1. My dearest Aneta, - thanks so much for the lovely comment. I should have called the app Opus Magnum, what a fitting name! Very much hope you enjoy discovering all the features, and that you like the new knots too! Sending you some pre-spring sunshine xxx

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  8. Congratulations darling Tai,
    So happy for this App. To download it is a must when one likes to wear scarves as much as I do.
    Thank you so much and my best wishes for a successful launch. Much love, Manuela

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    1. Thank you so much, my dearest Manuela! So happy you love the app. A huge thank you also for the wonderful feedback you left at the Apple App Store. It is SO much appreciated! Have a wonderful Sunday evening and a great week ahead. Much love, Tai x

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  9. I'm so thrilled with the beautiful pictures of the new knots! Also, I'm impressed by your respect for Japanese tradition! When I sent "origami" works with my greeting card last year, you told me the difficulties of making accurate and precise pleats of "origami". What a reserved person you are!
    Although I tried to search the Apple App Store in Japan, I couldn't find it. Anyway, I'll try to search again soon.

    Best wishes,
    Izumi

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    1. Thank you so much, dearest Izumi! I'm feeling very honored that you like my Japan inspired knots. I can never hope to make such perfect and accurate pleats as you though. The beautiful Origami horse you gave me is much cherished reminder that practice makes master! Glad you found the app in the meantime and hope you have fun playing with it! Warmest wishes

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  10. Dear MaiTai,
    congratulations for the start of your new, great project! However, I am very sad that I am not able to join the party (with my android mobile). But I really hope, that one day this will change.
    Until then I wish all swans lots of fun with the app!
    Good luck and best wishes Claudia

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    1. Dear Claudia, - thanks so much for the lovely good wishes! Because you are part of the swan club you're included in every party, but nonetheless I am very grateful for your request. The more I have, the easier the decision to make an Android version one day! Ganz liebe Grüsse

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  11. MaiTai you are the Scarf Goddess! The new app sounds genius thank you so much xx

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    1. And you are the sweetest, dear Blighty! Thanks so much for the lovely comment. Hope all is well. Boy 1 and 2 must be almost adults by now! xx

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  12. Dear MaiTai, I have been following your blog with enjoyment for a few years; it always brightens my day. Your App is a masterpiece; so clear and beautifully designed. I shall be working my way through all the knots. Congratulations and thank you! With best wishes, Elisabetta

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    1. So lovely to meet you, Elisabetta, and welcome to the comment section! Thanks so much for the kind words, I am incredibly happy that you enjoy the app. If you have the time, it would be wonderful if you could copy your lovely feedback into the review section at the app store, it would be enormously helpful! Happy knotting and have a wonderful Sunday!

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    2. Dear MaiTai, I have put a well deserved 5 star review on the App Store. Enjoy your weekend. With best wishes, Elisabetta

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    3. Thank you so much, Elisabetta. That is so kind of you and much appreciated! Have a wonderful weekend 🌷

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  13. I drank a lot of champagne last night in celebration of the launch . . . maybe a bit too much!

    Congratulations on a major accomplishment and a generous gift from the heart to all of us. Scarf Art is a work of art. I’m as proud of you as I can possibly be. More champagne!

    Love you,
    Jerrine

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    1. I only wish we could have had that champagne together, dearest Jerrine. I can not thank you enough for the amazing support you've given me throughout the project. There were times when I could only see mountains ahead, but your wonderful encouragement made them seem smaller and more manageable. I am so grateful you agreed to be my editor, my sentences would have made a lot less sense otherwise, and my punctuation would have been all over the place! So very thrilled that they’ve become sparkling little diamonds instead. Thanks a million my friend, looking forward to clink our glasses in celebration soon. Much, much love xxx

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    2. For you, I’ll edit for champagne anytime, dearest darling friend. It was my pleasure and an honor to help you in any way I could.

      But, it was your creativity, skill set and pure dogged determination to see the project through to completion that made it what it is - a “gift” to all of us. And, besides, I loved seeing all the fragments finally come together into fabulous “Scarf Art.” (Actually shed a few tears when I saw it had launched successfully. Big sigh of relief, too.)

      I can almost hear the glasses clinking . . . can hardly wait!

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  14. Darling Taina, I am so thrilled about this app! I just downloaded it and am delighted to now have all of your lovely knots at my fingertips whenever I want to tie on some panache. Bisous, Cakeymakeybakey from tPF. ��

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    1. Thanks so much for downloading the app, so happy you are thrilled about it! Hope you enjoy playing with it and that you like the new knots too. Have fun and a wonderful weekend 🌷

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  15. Another cry in the wilderness for android app...

    John

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