St Albans architecture inspires scarf design

PUBLISHED: 17:00 19 March 2017

Andie Hill with the bespoke scarf

Andie Hill with the bespoke scarf

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Money from a headscarf inspired by St Albans architecture will go towards the new museum in the city centre.

Andie Hill has taken watercolour plans of the Town Hall from 1823, and used them to create bespoke silk scarves – with some of the proceeds of each sale going towards the St Albans Museum and Gallery Trust.

Donations to the trust will support the revamp of the town hall Grade II* listed building, which is currently being refurbished to create a new showpiece gallery and museum.

Portfolio holder for heritage at St Albans district council, Cllr Annie Brewster, who is helping to oversee the project, has bought one of the scarves.

Andie, 50, who lives in Childwickbury, said: “I wanted to do something that will help raise money for the trust and I make bespoke scarves anyway, and I love the building.

“I wanted to do something that reflects the heritage of the project and the drawings were such beautiful images that it wasn’t hard to do something nice with them.”

She said she does a lot of work with heritage organisations, and is currently working with the National Portrait Gallery – to make scarves from their images.

The town hall scarves are approximately 188cm by 60cm, cost £49, and can be bought on her website or at The Rug Maker on Verulam Road.

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