I hardly dare say it, but I can feel the cosy tendrils of Autumn creeping up on us… And with the season brings occasion to hunker down at home and craft. And with this new book brings occasion to craft with flowers…
The Crafted Garden by Louise Curley landed on my desk this week promising the wholesome appeal of capturing the seasons through projects inspired by found seeds, flowers, sprigs and twigs. Louise encourages the reader with her projects to take some time out from behind our ever present computers to:
“Work on projects that require a spot of foraging and are the perfect excuse to get out doors. What could be better in autumn and winter than a walk in the woods collecting pretty lichen twigs and pine cones followed by an afternoon spent making decorations for Christmas?”
As much as I love how fresh flowers make my home feel in the summer, I equally love the permanence of hardy winter leaves, sculptural twigs and and dried flowers, spreading their burnished tones and earthy scents through the home. The book talks us through ideas like drying flowers for a midsummer wreath, using bark or stems to create vases or creating a garland from autumn leaves. I love this cosy book!
The Crafted Garden is available to buy September 2015
*UK ONLY – Please add £2.50 if ordering from overseas.
Author: Rohini Wahi
Rohini is a London based freelance journalist and trend forecaster for the design industries. She has worked for Elle Decoration, Living Etc, Houzz and Design Sponge amongst others.
She loves a period drama and keeps a tidy home. Launched in 2007 The Beat That My Heart Skipped focuses on home inspirations, design trends, lifestyle and food – coupled with an insight into Rohini’s work and home life – from key picks at trade shows to styled weekend soirees. To contact Rohini for queries, work for hire or just to say hi drop her a line at firstname.lastname@example.org