Saturday, August 15, 2020

Palmier tutorial and Scarf Art for Android

 Finally! 


The app is now also available for Android:


The Android version has the same tutorials and videos as the iOS version and the functionality and content necessary to learn, practice and master each knot, but it does not have the interactive aspects of the iOS version

Scarf Art on Google Play includes:
  • 47 Video tutorials accompanied by step-by-step subtitles. 
  • Additional blog posts for each tutorial that explore the knot in detail and comprise 550+ photos in total. The blogs let you discover which part of your scarf gets highlighted, and you can explore variations and tips, consult a size guide, and more.
  • In addition to the 47 knots currently featured on the app, you will also receive free updates in the future with new content in the form of additional tutorials, blogs, and photos.
  • The app is free of advertising.
How it differs from the iOS version:
  • The tutorials have standard Android video controls (i.e. no interactive features) 
  • The filters, search function, and the 'more' section (with a glossary, scarf library, etc.) are not included.
These differences are reflected in the app's price, which is 9.99 USD (instead of 12.99 USD for iOS)

                                               To find out more click here .

To give you an idea of what you get when you download the app, here's an example featuring the new Palmier knot from last week's post. The blog section is more comprehensive than usual, which I explain in the 'Tip section' further below.

If you enjoy the app, please consider giving it a 5* rating at Google Play or the Apple App Store. An additional review would be wonderful if you have the time.

Thanks so much and I hope you enjoy the app!

xxx

Tutorial:

 
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Blog:


About:

The Palmier transforms your scarf into a pair of "leaves," resting gracefully upon one another. The silk flows with elegance and simplicity through a Classique scarf ring, which holds the Palmier securely in place all day long.

What it highlights:


The Palmier's "leaves" showcase the border and hem of the rectangular starting point. Depending on how you fold your scarf before placing it around your neck, the highlighted part can be towards the center of your scarf or feature the corner and bottom part (further details in tip #4 below). 

On Instagram:

With a 90 scarf:

Tips #1 - #6
The Palmier is easy and straightforward to tie, and yet the end results can be subtly different every time. I am, therefore, including an extensive tip section that explains the nuances and lets you achieve the exact results you wish to create.  However, for those who prefer not to dive too deeply into this, there is no need to . . . you can simply enjoy the knot and let yourself be surprised by the slightly different results.

Tip #1 - LEAVES

To achieve a smooth bottom "leaf," place your scarf around your shoulders as shown in the tutorial.

Then identify the "flat" side, opposite the one that has a fold (indicated by the pink arrows):


Slide your scarf ring up on the flat side :



Instead, if you slide the scarf ring up the side with the fold (as highlighted with the pink arrows above), the bottom end would end up with a fold, too:


Tip #2 - LEAF SHAPE

Depending on how close you wear the Palmier to your neck, the "leaves" will be either diamond, square, or triangle-shaped. 

This is how the knot is shown in the tutorial: the ends form a diamond-shape, resembling overlapping leaves:

If you pull the Palmier closer to the neck, the ends become longer and, therefore, broader and squarer:

When pulled even closer to the neck, the shape evolves into overlapping triangles:


Tip #3  - BORDERS

The Palmier works best with scarves that don't have wide, solid-colored borders, as these result in empty, color-blocked "leaves" that lack in detail. 

The best results are achieved with designs that continue all the way down to the hem,

 or with scarves that have detailed or elaborate borders.

The Palmier is also perfect to showcase contrasting hems:

A scarf that has a solid border produces empty ends lacking in detail:

Tip #4 - CHOOSE WHICH PART TO HIGHLIGHT

You can choose whether you want the ends to highlight your scarf's borders or corners:


I. Highlighting the borders towards the center

When you place your scarf around your neck, make sure that the "flat side" (i.e. the "scarf ring side") shows the border:

Then proceed as shown in the tutorial,

The result shows aligned borders:

II. Highlighting the corners

Place your scarf around your neck and make sure that the "flat" side (i.e. "scarf ring side") shows one of the corners. 

Then fold the opposite side over and proceed as shown in the tutorial.


As a result, both corners are featured:

TIP #5 - DIRECTION

If you want the Palmier to point towards your right shoulder, 


start the diagonal fold with the top right corner:
If you want the Palmier to point towards your left shoulder, start the diagonal fold with the top left corner.

TIP #6 - HEMS

You might have noticed that in the above pictures the hems can be in different positions, sometimes they frame the entire "leaf", and sometimes just the bottom part.  This depends on how you fold the scarf before you place it around your neck. These are small alterations to the appearance, but once you start noticing them, you'd probably want to know how to achieve them. You can experiment with eight possible ways to make your initial fold:

1. and 2.:  Place your scarf in front of you so that the hems are facing upwards.
1.  Start the diagonal fold with the top right corner.
2.  Start the diagonal fold with the top left corner.

3. and 4.:  Place your scarf in front of you so that the hems are facing downwards.
3.  Start the diagonal fold with the top right corner.
4.  Start the diagonal fold with the top left corner.
You can then turn your scarf around and repeat with the other side for a total of eight different starting points and outcomes:

VARIATIONS:

You can wear the Palmier close to your neck or further away; twist the top end up or down; make one "leaf" smaller than the other or keep them the same size. Here are a few of the many possibilities:

Keeping both ends the same length so that the borders and hems form a continuous line:

Leaving the top end shorter for a tiered effect:

As above, but closer to the neck and with longer ends:

In other scarf formats:

With a 70 Vintage Silk:

Scarf ring size guide:

90 Silk Twill - Grande Classique 
90 Mousseline - Moyenne Classique
70 Vintage Silk - Moyenne Classique


Click here to find out more about the app.



2 comments:

  1. I downloaded the android version! Hip hip hoorah!
    Thank you for this easy to follow app, that allows us to connect to the blog for even more tips.
    Bravo!
    B

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    1. Thanks so much, dearest B! Hope you have tons of fun with the app and that you'll enjoy the future updates, too. If you have the time, it would be wonderful if you could give the app a 5* at Google Play. Mille merci!

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