De­signer scarves on dis­play

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - FRONT PAGE -

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.

Pic­ture: JILL BOOTH

SILK SCARVES: Vir­ginia Nor­ris mod­el­ling the Pink Ginger scarf

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