Paper Blooms !!!

I love flowers their natural beauty can be quite breathtaking, so when someone mentioned paper flowers to me I was a little skeptical but when I saw the flowers that Botanical artist Bee Watson made I was sold.

Artificial and paper flowers are once again growing in popularity, ever since the Chinese invented paper in 100 B.C., people have been making paper flowers, often used for religious ceremonies the craft of making paper flowers traveled the route of ‘The Silk Road’ arriving in Europe sometime in the 11th century. In Victorian times women from the higher classes were encouraged to make paper flowers as part of their daily activities

Modern day Botanical artist, Bee, creates delicate blooms by deconstructing real flowers and creating templates then remakes the flower using specialist papers and wires. Bee has created blooms for Molten & Brown the RHS - Chelsea Garden Show and even Facebook. So when Exeter based Bee got in touch, I was delighted when she agreed to come along to ‘The Lodge’ and show us how it’s done. For full workshop details visit Paper Blooms