New York, New York (PressExposure) April 18, 2012 -- Joan Reese makes brightly colored, hand painted silk scarves from 100% China Silk material like Habotai silk and Crepe de Chine. She starts by first making a watercolor picture on rice paper using Chinese ink and paint. When she likes a particular design, she then paints it onto the silk using a variety of different techniques. She uses non-toxic French dyes and a wide range of different materials like gutta or wax, salt, alcohol and fabric metallic paints for accents.
The scarves are hand-hemmed on all sides. Joan Reese can create a personalized silk scarf according to the buyer's specifications. The scarves can be worn as a head-wrap or a sash. The silk scarves can be washed in cool water and shampoo, and cool-ironed while damp. The colors are permanent and will not run.
Joan Reese relies on spontaneity and uses the ideas that pop in her head to create her designs. This freedom allows her to enjoy the creative flow of ideas that eventually get turned into a work of art. Joan learned about painting on fabric at the School of Visual Arts while studying for her BFA. About ten years ago, she started to paint on silk.
Ever since she started wearing them, Joan Reese's scarves became very popular among her friends. People started appreciating her designs, and many of her friends and acquaintances started buying her scarves. When one of Joan's friends started losing hair due to her chemo treatments for cancer, she started wearing Joan's hand painted silk scarves as a head cover. She also started promoting Joan's products to her friends at the cancer center. That is when Joan began her own web retail store to sell her scarves. Thanks to her friend, who by the way is doing well now, Joan was able to transform her passion into a profitable business.
Joan Reese's online retail store offers free shipping within the United States and products are shipped through United States Postal Service First Class Mail. Orders are usually shipped within 48 hours from the time of purchase. International shipping can be requested by contacting Joan directly. Payments can be made by Credit cards, Paypal or using mail order.