Last week I was invited to lead a paper flower workshop at the Cath Kidston SS16 press day. A theme of their new collection is the hydrangea flower and the venue in London was beautifully decorated with real hydrangea blooms. I was asked to be at the event to demonstrate making paper hydrangeas and there were also a few places at the table for guests to stop and make a floret themselves with me if they wanted to.
To ensure that making a flower would be as simple as possible for people, I pre- made the flower centres and cut the flower petals and leaves. People could choose which colours they would like to work with.
I really enjoyed meeting everyone and seeing their smiles when they were pleased with the flower they had made. Most people chose to make a small single flower from a bloom and this gave them a great taster of making paper flowers.
Thank you so much to Cath Kidston for inviting me along, the show and the new collection were so beautiful and I was thrilled to be a part of it.
If you would like me to craft flowers at your event, either to give to guests or to make flowers with them, please do get in touch.
Last March I was lucky to be contacted by the publishers Dorling Kindersley with regards to contributing DIY tutorials to their new book ‘Paper Craft’.
At first they commissioned me on two paper flower tutorials- Ranunculus and Cherry Blossom. This was later followed by a further 7 projects- Daisy, Anemone, Daffodil, Peony, Ranunculus Buttonhole, Flower Wreath and Flower Crown. I was asked to make the final pieces and to make sure that each step in the tutorial was also made up so that when the project was photographed I wouldn’t have to spend lengthy amounts of time making.
I attended 3 days of photo shoots just outside London. Seeing my work photographed professionally by Dave King for the first time was really exciting. On each shoot there was also a hand model, who demonstrated the steps in the making process for the camera. I learnt so much about photography and styling during my time on these projects.
Congratulations to DK Books and to the other contributors. A special thank you to Sonia Moore at DK for being a great support throughout. There are 50 lovely projects included in the book ranging from paper cuts and quilling to origami.
Paper Craft has now been published and you can buy a copy of the book here