Chugiak-based Paint a Scarf has won a national award for its 23-minute training video. Paint a Scarf took the 2019 Bronze Telly Award for its “How to Paint a Silk Scarf” instructional video. Paint a Scarf’s production was honored alongside videos from Microsoft, Dyson and PBS in the “How-To/DIY” category. The video’s on-camera host is Gina Murrow, the inventor of Paint a Scarf. Gina teaches the basics of silk painting during the first half of the video. Then, she paints nine different scarf designs (using time-lapse photography) in the final 12 minutes. “Our guests always tell us what a professional video we have,” said Gina Murrow. “The video helps build their confidence and shows them exactly how the scarves come together.”

Paint a Scarf offers nine different scarf designs at its Premium painting events in Chugiak, and four designs at its mobile parties and pub events. “After people watch the video, they usually know exactly which design they want to paint,” Murrow said. “It really eliminates the fear factor.” Gina Murrow invented Paint a Scarf in 2013. She pioneered upright silk painting, blending colors on damp fabric to make it easy for anyone. Her upright, multi-position painting rack was granted a patent by the United States Patent and Trademark Office in 2018. Murrow began offering scheduled scarf painting sessions at her log cabin home in Chugiak in 2014. Hundreds of guests from around the world have painted silk scarves overlooking a creek that rushes through her backyard. Hundreds more have attended her silk painting parties and pub events that meet in local bars and restaurants. Paint a Scarf has also won an industry achievement award from Visit Anchorage and has earned Trip Advisor’s Certificate of Excellence for the past five years.

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