Hand painted silk scarves by Kate Schneider

Minneapolis, Minnesota | 279 Sales


Hand painted silk scarves by Kate Schneider

Minneapolis, Minnesota 279 Sales On Etsy since 2012

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Announcement   Some exciting news! BaddRABBIT (aka Kate Schneider) won 3rd place at both the Wayzata Art Experience and the Powderhorn Art Fair. At the latter I was competing against 190 exhibitors.


Last updated on Aug 6, 2018

Some exciting news! BaddRABBIT (aka Kate Schneider) won 3rd place at both the Wayzata Art Experience and the Powderhorn Art Fair. At the latter I was competing against 190 exhibitors.

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My name is Kate Schneider. I hand paint all the scarves in this etsy shop using various techniques. Prior to taking up silk painting in late 2011 I was an architect in Minneapolis. That year I decided to take early retirement to try other things. The seed for wanting to create silk scarves was planted a few months earlier when I rediscovered this beautiful 1920s silk scarf I had inherited years earlier from my grandmother. I felt a deep need to somehow take that scarf and create modern interpretations of it. So I took that inspiration, along with inspiration from various abstract artists such as Miro, Twombly, Motherwell, Frankenthaler, Dove, etc., ordered some dyes and pre-hemmed scarves and went for it. You will see those influences in the "Abstract Art" section of my shop. I wanted to create something modern and graphic, but also sort of vintage feeling.

Over time I've developed other motifs. Back in the late 70s and 80s, while double majoring in studio arts and architecture, I did a series of paintings of notebook paper covered with obsessive compulsive ramblings and doodles. These stemmed from always being chastised for my sloppy note taking, as well as deeper feelings of frustration with my ADD (B'add'RABBIT...) and life in general. One day these paintings found their way onto my scarves. And now ‘notebook doodles’ and the related ‘chalkboard doodles’ have become major motifs in my current work. They and related work are located in the "Doodles" department of my shop. Images on these range from silly creatures to math and physics diagrams culled from the internet, to aphorisms, to political statements.

I also make quote scarves found in the "Famous Words" section of my shop. With these customers can buy scarves featuring quotes from their favorite writers (Jane Austen is very popular...) or commission customized scarves with their favorite sayings, song lyrics, their own poems, etc. etc. Similar in some ways to that are my "math/physics/science" scarves. I've been called upon on occasion to do custom versions of those.

Another favorite motif of mine is 'The Cave with No Escape' – an idea that really came out of nowhere. It started out as very painterly dark imagery with skulls and bones, then morphed into a story of this hidden place where humans, various animals and space aliens (and even their alien pet dogs) are forever lost. These are meant to be funny – in an edgy black humor way. Along with the cave bones I have also created several similar scarves featuring dinosaur bones as well as skull & roses designs.

And then there are any number of other scarf designs I've done, including some pretty quirky designs. See 'Bunnies vs. Bunny People' where neighborhood rabbits have declared war on the sexually adventurous 'furries' invading their quiet neighborhood. Those and other oddities can be found under "Quirky Stuff". And for the simple summery scarves see "Jus' Pretty Stuff".

Well, I’m sure I’ve lost you by now, rambling on like this. Please enjoy (and buy!!!) my creations.

Shop members

  • kate schneider

    Owner, Creator, Designer

    I hand paint all the scarves you see on this site, using high quality dyes, steamed fixed onto silk - Either onto fabric (which I then sew to create lined scarves) or onto scarves which are pre-hemmed in China.

  • Mufasa

    Cover Model, Inspiration

    Mufy was my lead helper cat, and continues to be stand-in/model for my site's avatar, since mommy hates having her picture taken. Very sadly Mufy passed away June 4, 2017 at age 16 after a battle with cancer. RIP my pretty kitty... my good boy...

  • Binchas

    Customer Service, Sound Effects

    My former shop assistant Binchas (Binky) passed away from cancer at age 17 on On Oct. 27. He was not much of a helper cat... But he contributed to an upbeat work environment with his always cheerful and sassy attitude. I miss him deeply.

Shop policies

Last updated on October 21, 2018
Welcome to BaddRABBIT wearable art. I have been silk painting since 2011, when I retired from being an architect. I'm ever exploring new techniques and new themes and design ideas. I tend to bore quickly, hence the rather wide range of designs you see!

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Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
If you wish to return an item for any reason you may do so for a full refund including the original shipping cost. However I do not cover return shipping (though there will be exceptions for "my bad!" type occurrences, such as I sent the wrong scarf, etc.). I will issue the refund once I have received the scarf in the mail. Preserve the original packaging just in case you need to return the scarf, and I encourage the use of first class mail for any returns (the cheapest).
My standard shipping is thick envelope, First Class USPS (3-5 days). If you wish to upgrade to Priority (1-3 days) do so at check-out. This option adds $4.50 to the shipping cost for one item. I have generally had good luck with first class packages arriving safely and promptly both domestically and internationally, but not always (sometimes it can take 6 days, though this is unusual). So if you want to increase the odds that your package will arrive in a timely manner best to upgrade.

For international first class shipping the standard price is $15.00. $11.50 for Canada (50 cents for each additional scarf in the same package). International packages will only be shipped first class. Note that the domestic First Class service I use includes tracking information. Other expedited services - such as overnight, are not available.

CUSTOMER IS RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL CUSTOMS AND LOCAL FEES REGARDING INTERNATIONAL PURCHASES. CUSTOMS MAY APPLY ADDITIONAL COSTS SUCH AS DUTIES, TAXES AND CUSTOMS CLEARANCE FEES. Even before Donald Trump's trade war some of these fees were shockingly high. I have heard about some epic costs, in the UK in particular, even prior to the trade war. Unfortunately there is nothing I can do on my end about this without risking legal trouble.

Customs policies vary widely from country to country, so please contact your local customs office for further information. I highly recommend you be familiar with the current rates in your particular country to decide if making this purchase is worth the extra cost.

Scarves come folded, tagged and inserted in a glassine envelope. I include colored tissue paper (unless I know for sure it's not a gift. I also leave off the tissue if I know it's going directly to the giftee) and care instructions. Let me know if you would like me to include a note to the giftee. And if you ask I will gift wrap it (simple, flat, but pretty elegant).

[Note: As of October 21 2018 I raised my shipping etsy has seen fit to raise their sellers fees and now apply these fees to shipping as well as merchandise... grrr...]