The Spirit of Oz sings and shouts for joy. It thrills with the wild beauty of ancient, dramatic landscapes or enthralls with the mystery of dreamtime stories. It explores deserted tropical beaches and misty rainforests, flaunts brilliantly coloured desert flowers – and even records aspects of Australia’s history.
What is it? This creative endeavour is the manifestation of the Spirit of Australia – Spirit of Oz, for short – in flowing, luxuriously sensual, pure silk, to be enjoyed by the most discerning.
Do you just love the luxurious feel of silk against your skin?
Are you looking for a quick and easy way to transform your smart day wear into an instant dinner date eye-catcher? Or to complement your favourite outfit with a final inspired touch?
Do you wish that you could find just that right colour - or, better still, several colours in one scarf, that look as though they are designed just for you?
I hope that you will join me in this adventurous journey by contributing your ideas and feed-back.
These friends, Shelley, Alisa, Deborah and Trudi, had fun modelling Tropical Flowers scarves in the Cairns Botanic Gardens, the source of inspiration for some of the designs.
High in integrity and totally without compromise, this series of constantly evolving designer silk scarves and wraps celebrates Australian culture and fashion, its lifestyle, scenic beauty and the character of its people, through original designs based on real stories.
Can't wait to see the whole range as it grows? GO HERE!
Using original images, created from first-hand observations, sketches, photographs, drawings, collages, lithographs, etchings and paintings, textile artist, Jill Booth (that's me!), develops designs in soft or vibrant colours that engage and resonate with both wearer and viewer.
These insights, or glimpses, are brought to life by the artist’s skills with paint, dyes and brushes, inspired by her love of this vast continent and its varied environment.
Each image, or series of images, is inspired by a story – a uniquely Australian story.
The completed artwork is transferred to luxuriously soft and springy, best quality, pure silks, by being carefully digitally printed and sewn in Australia to exacting standards, using technically superior equipment and highly qualified artisans.
No doubt, these pure silk scarves are ‘high end’ collectors’ items, but with moderate prices that reflect their value for money. Many of them limited edition art pieces, they are available to all on a ‘first come’ basis and include postage within Australia. All scarves are signed by the artist.
Beautifully packaged and light to post, they also make ideal gifts for special friends – if you can bear to part with them!
The subject matter for the 'silk stories' is organized in series, currently Tropical Flowers and Great Barrier Reef, with Outback, History and Lifestyle soon to follow. Some stories here -
New designs are released from time to time, so you can build up your collection with colours and themes that suit your wardrobe and lifestyle, which may vary from elegant to carefree (or both at the same time).
If you would like to be notified in advance of the release of new ‘visual stories’ in silk please enter your email details here to be part of an exclusive membership - with benefits galore!
More details about those benefits here.
If you wish to purchase one or more of these luxurious pure silk scarves, please click here to see choices.
July 2016 - first release of limited edition fine art prints on canvas. Check them out here. What do you think?
NB: If you are looking for wholesale purchases for corporate or incentive groups or would like custom designed scarves for your members or clients, please just ask!
Enquiries are also welcome from specialist retailers.