In the cutting garden
Wandering down a country lane and spotting a tucked away cutting garden inspired my
latest fabric for summer. Peeking in, I began to understand the appeal - the joy of filling your house with your own fresh, seasonal flowers and the excitement of creating a homespun bouquet rather than buying imported blooms.
Rather than focusing on the riot of colour, I wanted to showcase the simple beauty of the cutting garden in outline, using hand drawn motifs.
The final pattern includes sunflowers, peonies, scabious, dahlias, sweet pea, tulips and back eyed Susans, with scissors and the ever present garden bugs added in to create a fun element.
Now that it's possible to print digitally in small runs, fabric is printed to order, which means it can be customised to suit different interior schemes, giving customers much more choice,
With my collection of books on cutting gardens getting bigger and bigger, I hope one day to put it all into practice on my own garden plot, but in the meantime, I'm sure I'll be adding new ideas to the fabric collection in time. Watch this space!