Due to some successful fairs through spring including Country Living Spring Fair, The Handmade Fair Ragley and The Garden Show at Firle Place - we are really excited to announce that we will be opening a little shop in Kent very soon! We hope to be opening in a week or two so watch this space for more details...
As a designer, I love to use flowers as my main inspiration to create artworks as I believe in the importance of incorporating nature into the design process. I thought I would share with you one of the ways that I use flowers to turn them into a design.
When I have a bunch of flowers that are beginning to die off, or I see a bud that has fallen off a tree, I like to collect them and create an artwork or natural dye. This means not only does the flower not get wasted, but for me, preserves a memory.
I also love the process of working with nature to create patterns!
Have you ever thrown out flowers that you were given and thought 'what a waste' or 'I wish I could preserve these somehow'?
I have always enjoyed collecting flowers from a young age. I still continue to enjoy preserving them by collecting, photographing or using them to make natural dyes for fabrics.
Here is a little snippet of the hammering process I used to create the above artwork:
It is always fun to experiment with different flowers as they can bring out some lovely colours. Next time you don't want to throw away that bunch of flowers why not give it a try!