Mathematics Made Beautiful. Fine silk scarves & shawls.

Ann Arbor, Michigan On Etsy since 2014

1,388 Sales | 5 out of 5 stars


Mathematics Made Beautiful. Fine silk scarves & shawls.

Ann Arbor, Michigan | 1,388 Sales

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Note from shop owner I'm taking a short break during the crisis, since it is difficult to provide an appropriate level of service to my customers at this time. I am answering messages and emails though. Click the Contact link under my picture to leave me a message!

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Last updated on Mar 27, 2020

I'm taking a short break during the crisis, since it is difficult to provide an appropriate level of service to my customers at this time. I am answering messages and emails though. Click the Contact link under my picture to leave me a message!

Ellen Meiselman

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Ellen Meiselman


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If you’re looking for a special gift, look no further: my “Ink in Water” scarf in delicate white silk chiffon. #ScarvesByEllen
Excited to share something very new! Fascinating pattern on luscious silk satin. Brilliant design on both sides. Geometric fractal “In Your Stars” from ScarvesByEllen
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About ScarvesByEllen

Sales 1,388
On Etsy since 2014
Video summary: Some of the new designs I'm working on.

Wearable Mathematical Art by Ellen Meiselman.

I really love seeing my digital, algorithmically generated designs come to life on silk. The folding and translucent quality of the silk adds a random element that creates an infinite variety from each design.

My images are created through experimentation with fractals or procedural tools. I tend to focus on very organic or natural shapes. New designs will be showing up frequently, so check back often as I grow my library of scarves.

I work closely with my printer who maintains excellent standards and matches my colors precisely, even on chiffon. I use a very high quality Chinese silk. It feels wonderful, and drapes beautifully.

Shop members

  • Ellen Meiselman

    Owner, Creator, Designer

    I have always been fascinated with tiling and symmetry as well as the mathematics of modeling organic forms in nature, pursuing these interests initially through traditional media, but have increasingly turned to digital and generative art.

Production partners

  • A professional digital fabric printer


    My scarves are printed by a small digital fabric printing company in China who excel at color matching and use high quality materials and environmentally safe inks. They work closely with me on each project.

  • A professional digital printing service

    GA, United States

    This printing service specializes in helping artists around the world share their work with everyone in a printed form. The quality of their Giclée printing is exceptional.

  • A digital printer

    United States

    An American online marketplace that allows designers and customers to create their own products with independent manufacturers.

Shop policies

Last updated on December 30, 2019
Welcome! If you are looking for a strikingly different gift, this is the place! All my scarves are digitally printed from my original designs. If you have any questions about an item, feel free to convo me.

Accepted payment methods

Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
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
Returns and exchange details
Return shipping cost is the buyer's responsibility.

If for any reason you wish to return an item, contact me within 14 days after receipt of the goods. Then ship the item back to me to arrive within 30 days of receipt. Shipping it back need not be expensive because you do not have to include the gift box. Simply seal the item in a clean plastic bag, and put the bag in a padded envelope - you can reuse the one it was shipped to you in.

Send it back to me, preferably with tracking. Send me the tracking number once you have sent it back. You will receive a refund for the full price of the item as soon as it makes its way back to me in original condition. I do not refund shipping costs, as those are out-of-pocket costs for me.
I accept PayPal, major credit cards through Etsy's Direct Check Out and Etsy gift cards

Please, make the payment directly after ordering. Items will be shipped after your payment has cleared.

Custom orders must be paid for in advance.

Please note: all state of Michigan residents must pay a 6% sales tax.
All domestic U.S.A. orders are shipped via USPS First Class or Priority. Check the item listing Shipping Tab for time to ship.

Customs and import taxes
Non-US customers: Import taxes, duties and related customs fees may be charged once your order arrives to its final destination, which are determined by your local customs office. Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. They are NOT paid by this shop.

Please do not ask us to change the value on the customs form to avoid the fees. Simply put, we will not do this.

Payment of these charges and taxes are your responsibility and will not be covered by us. We are not responsible for delays caused by the customs department in your country. For further details of charges, please contact your local customs office. There are many customs and duty calculators online that will give you an estimate of the fees but they may not be completely accurate.

Multiple items:
you will NOT have to pay the same shipping on each item going to the same address. I will immediately refund any overage in shipping costs. Convo me if you have any questions about shipping!

Processing times:
There are times when I may list 1-2 weeks because I am very busy but your item may actually take much less time to ship. If you really want something right away, convo me before ordering and ask if it is possible.

Rush orders:
Most of the time I can ship within 1-3 days. However, items marked "Made to Order" and Custom Orders cannot be rushed beyond about 8 weeks, and delivery on a certain date cannot be guaranteed. Convo me with questions about made to order items.
Additional policies and FAQs
Custom Orders: I do some custom scarves. I cannot print your designs or third-party designs because of copyright issues.

More information

Last updated on Sep 27, 2018
Frequently asked questions
Wholesale availability

Wholesale: Convo me with inquiries.