The flowers that are used in my products are individually designed and made by me.
I begin by designing and creating the intricate shapes using an embroidery software, before translating my ideas into stitches. The components of each flower are then machine stitched out on to my chosen fabric. I mainly use silk chiffon, silk organza and fine tulles as these produce beautiful, delicate, lightweight flowers.
Once stitched, the components of each flower are carefully hand cut, stiffened and set, before being layered together and hand stitched to form a beautiful flower. The setting of the petals and leaves give every flower its individual shape, making each piece a unique product. Swarovski crystals, pearls and assorted beads are added to enhance the flowers.
To create combs and sprays, the flowers are stitched onto a layer of background tulle. The embroidered tulle has been uniquely designed and stitched out using a computerised embroidery machine. Additional stitched leaves are added to create a more natural look to the piece and some designs are finished off with sprays of glass and Swarovski crystal beads.
Most of the pieces I design and make are very versatile and can be used in a variety of ways. For this reason, I offer a choice of how each piece can be worn and fixed. Flower sprays can be secured using combs, be added to hair bands, or wired so that they can be clipped into the hair. They can be added to ribbons to form a dress belt, or as a corsage to a wedding dress to enhance and individualise its design.
Most of my designs are available in white, ivory and cream fabric. I offer a selection of six thread colours for the embroidery of names, dates and messages as standard. Additional colours are made available on request and bespoke corsages or flowers can be made to order.