Vintage View: Tied Up in Knots

All images from How to Tie by Ginnie Johansen (Designs Inc., 1988)

Scarves add a touch of color and ton of individual style to any look, but for most of my life, I’d never thought of doing much more than tucking one around my neck. But then I found this pedagogical pamphlet on my mother’s bookshelf, and it opened up my eyes to a whole world of stylish variation. While the illustrations are unmistakeably 80s, these creative scarf styling solutions would be a fab final touch to any outfit today.

Each option includes pictures and step-by-step instructions. From simple and sleek to sophisticated and spectacular, there’s sure to be a twist that works for you!

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From the ‘Butterfly’ — my personal favorite — to the ‘Beltie Hair Bow’, you’re sure to find a scarf-tied style worth trying. Which are your favorites? — By Jamie, Customer Care Advocate

About Jamie

Jamie loves reading and writing, and she's especially fond of fantasy, science fiction, and horror. She also enjoys RPGs (both tabletop and console), crocheting, baking, and hiking, and she's passionate about unicorns, tea, flannel shirts, novelty socks, and William Shatner.

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  1. Janice Tonroy 01/30/2019 at 12:55 am #

    I’m doing a presentation in April for a Women’s Study Club and I would like for the ladies to tie scarfs as part of the presentation. I found this “How To Tie” booklet by Ginnie Johansen Design, Inc.and would like to give the ladies one. Would you please let me know where I can purchase the booklet. Thanks you for your help!


    Janice Tonroy

  2. Janice Tonroy 01/30/2019 at 1:00 am #

    I would like to get copies of “Ties Up In Knots” or “How to Tie” by Ginnie Johansen, Design,Inc.for a presentation for a Women’s Study Club. Thank you for your help!

    Janice Tonroy

  3. Janice Tonroy 01/30/2019 at 1:01 am #

    Thank you for your help!

    Janice Tonroy

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