This week sees a new addition to my online shop, a collection of pressed flower art.
Since the end of August I have been collecting flowers and leaves and preserving them by pressing them between pages of old magazines. It takes a month before the flowers are ready to be taken out of the press but I gradually managed to amass a sizeable collection of pressed flowers, leaves and grasses. Most have been collected from my own garden or responsibly picked from local countryside. With these plant materials I have created a small collection of pressed flower artworks. I created arrangements of flowers and leaves and mounted them on high quality acid free card. They are left unframed so that you can make your own choice of frame to match your decor.
If you are aware of my embroidery work you will know that a lot of my pieces include flowers. In the case of my three dimensional goldwork flowers I try to imitate flowers with goldwork embroidery but I felt it would be nice to work with real flowers for a change and to diversify my online shop a little.
You can browse and purchase the full collection of pressed flowers artworks in my shop. I hope you like this new addition to my shop and do keep your eyes out for new pieces as I add them over the coming months.