Wedding Collective

This month I was involved in a truly beautiful wedding shoot by the wonderful 'Wedding Collective' - a group of wedding makers and shakers based in Nottinghamshire. The style was so ethereal and feminine and my cherry, blush and gold ribbons sat perfectly next to the natural, billowing, seasonal flowers, gorgeous bridal dress and awe inspiring rustic barn. You can also see one of my blush pink table runners on the beautifully styled table. The photography by Matt Horan is just divine I had to share lots of pictures with you. Scroll down for links to all contributers. 


Photography - Matt Horan Photography

Floral design - Louise Price at Number 27 floral design

Cakes - Elle Townsend of Elle Jane

Calligraphy - Kayleigh Tarrant

Chocolates - Chocolate Alchemy

Bridal dress - Kula Tsurdiu Bridal Design

Ribbons and table runner - As Petals Fall

Venue - Grove Barn Nottingham


Studio spring clean and an avocado dye bath

Dusting off the cobwebs, washing linen and starting an avocado dye bath. Spring is around the corner and the studio feels a little more alive.

Starting 2017 with an avocado dye felt right because its a classic/ favourite and I had an abundance of stones stored up from over winter. I chop them up so there's a larger surface area in the dye bath and this also gives them chance to oxidise a bit, creating that wonderful orange marble on the stones. This oxidisation also helps to create a deeper shade of colour. Avocado stones can be used again and again and strangely the colour deepens each time, until it is exhausted. A tip I picked up from someone on Instagram recently was that if you put the stones in the freezer then this process is speeded up.

As the pan steamed away that distinctive smell of the tannins filled the room and mixed with the musky scent of dried eucalyptus leaves and I felt at home and ready for a new season of dyeing.