I love the idea of loving and keeping beautiful things for as long as possible. A close friend gave me some flowers in memory of my mum.
A mother’s happiness is like a beacon, lighting up the future but reflected also on the past in the guise of fond memories.
Honore de Balzac
I wanted them to live on and decided to try and make some printed silks. I waited till they were almost gone over and dried and crumpled the petals. I collected cuttings from the garden. That’s where the story began…
Rose petals ~ Lavender ~ eucalyptus ~ Heathers & Sage
Rolled together and tied tightly with cotton. The bundle was steamed for hours and dipped in the boiling water and left to cool over night.
After a few days drying excitement takes over and it’s time to unwrap the silk and see what nature left behind.
Soft delicate imprints.
I am now hooked and collecting every petal and leaf I find.
This would be a lovely idea for wedding flowers
The start of a love affair ♡