This humble yet exquisite group of flowers have long been my favourites, They’re enduring design muses, the unsung stars of the British hedgerow and have made their way into my collections several times. Lucienne Day and Angie Lewin used them as the starting point for iconic surface pattern and print motifs.That delicate parasol-like shape stays stubbornly in my mind – I see it in the scallops of treble stitches in my current south bay shawl and it inspired my crochet umbel garland design.
I’ve written about this exquisite groups of flower species over on Emma Harris’s blog aquietstyle today. My piece is here.
Postscript: my studio and I were featured in the Guardian this week – part of a piece on female entrepreneurs and their sheds. Pop over here for a read if you fancy finding out about the story of my small making space.