Not sure how to wear a scarf? Start experimenting!
This pure silk, soft and semi sheer square 'Coffee' scarf can be draped to show restrained colours of soft greens and browns or folded to show a vivid red contrast.
It is a useful size, being 90 cms square, so can be rolled or folded in a number of different ways, depending on what you are wearing - and also, no doubt, on the occasion.
One of Shelley's favourite ways to wear a scarf is to tie it around her waist or thread it through tabs on her skirt, as a belt. If you first roll the scarf, diagonally, that makes threading easier.
Otherwise, you can't go wrong with a simple drape around your neck or shoulders to add that special touch to your outfit.
Derived from a painting of mine, which developed as I sketched coffee bushes in my garden, the design was scanned at a very high resolution then printed onto top quality, medium weight, pure silk.
Then it was sewn by hand - a very skilled and time-consuming job!
Click on 'thumbnails' to select each image, then move your cursor over sections to see them enlarged further.
As you may have noticed on this page, there are ten designs in this Tropical Fruit and Nuts series. In a way they can be thought of as being 'up-market' souvenirs for visitors to this region, or genuine 'home grown' reflections of aspects of living in the fertile Australian tropics.
However, as I developed the designs, I was thinking more of elements such as shape, colour, tonal values, contrast, repetition, movement, harmony and texture! It's up to you how you perceive them and use their contribution to your fashion statements.
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