Designer scarves on display
A SERIES of designer silk scarves by talented artist Jill Booth are on display for all to see, featuring the bright colours of the tropical flowers from Far North Queensland gardens.
The inspiration for Jill’s beautiful scarves came from enforced confinement after a beach injury where she suffered a large gash to her leg.
The whole ordeal left Jill at home, with time to work on some new designs for her beautiful silk scarves which had been filling her head for a time.
‘‘ Friends and clients have been asking me for a choice of colours for the scarves, the current ones being rather bright ginger flower designs in reds, pinks, yellows and greens beautiful, but where were the mauves, purples and blues?’’ she said.
‘‘First of all I had to decide on a subject. I had heaps of drawings of flowers as well as photos of flowers from my garden and, after all, they were all around me so all I had to do if I wanted to check colours, shapes or forms, was to go outside.
‘‘In the end I decided on tropical flowers as the subject and, rather ambitiously, planned to have 12 scarf designs, which would feature various colourways, but which would look good together if they were combined as a wrap, large scarf or sarong.’’
The exhibition is at 5 Ocean View Drive, Saturday, September 7 to Sunday September 15, 10am - 4pm daily. Visit www. designerscarves-australia.com, call 0439 886 480.
SILK SCARVES: Virginia Norris modelling the Pink Ginger scarf