Card of the week, handmade patterned birds

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Following on from our competition via facebook, our next favourite card to be picked was our handmade ‘patterned birds’, chosen by Courtney Fone and Heidi Stenning.

So, where did the inspiration come from?!

Firstly I just LOVE birds. ¬†They are so elegant and beautiful that I can’t resist designing them in all shapes and sizes! Late last year I spent some time in Nepal, where the culture, standard of living and environment is so, so different from the UK, you could easily be on a different planet! There were some sad, sad things I saw, but their fabrics, colours, and pattern work, is a feast to the eye! I ended up bringing home far too many rugs/scarfs/fabrics/sari’s than I should have, but to my pure enjoyment, I have taken these inspirational patterns and included them in some of my designs, one being the ‘patterned birds’.

A big thank you to Courtney and Heidi for choosing our beautiful birds and we hope they enjoyed their free card for entering the competition! xx

17th November 2011