The countdown is on to warmer days and shorter nights. While we’re still all in hibernation, there are small signs that Winter is giving way to Spring. As optimists, we’re all about celebrating the season to come and relishing the prospect of more time outdoors. What better way to do this than to look at the beautiful floral products crafted by our Handmade designers with a glorious Spring theme?
Clockwise from Left: By Samantha Melbourne, Laughing Bird Studio, Paula Zetlein Art, Blue Radish, The Soapstress, Broadcroft Design, One Thousand Lines.
Floral textiles will always brighten up the home and reflect the sunshine. A cushion or tea towel from locals, Blue Radish, is a reflection of the blooms that are just about to appear outside. Hand screen printed onto linen, they combine vibrant floral designs with practicality. And native blooms are flourishing at Blue Mountains studio, Laughing Bird, with linen bags, tea towels and accessories in natural colour ways.
Floral fashion can be found at By Samantha Melbourne. Combining flattering styling with custom prints, a By Samantha dress or top will not only make you feel fabulous, but will also be a celebration of colour and floral patterns. Accessorise with a bag or purse from South Australian designer, One Thousand Lines. Twigs, posies and bouquets will grace your bag and put you in the mood for the new season.
If you want flowers on your walls, have a look at the beautiful botanical sketches from Paula Zetlein Art. Monotone drawings bring out the detail in the flora, with Australian natives a speciality. And while your garden is still thinking about blooming, why not embellish it with a metal flower or two from Broadcroft Design?
Want to smell the flowers? Handmade is known for its wide selection of scented skincare, and for a heady native scent, head to The Soapstress, where natural essences are combined with natural Australian ingredients for an aromatic experience.
By the time the next Handmade Market comes around on 20 & 21 October at Exhibition Park Canberra, more and more of our designers and producers will have embraced the Spring season and added their floral touches to fabric, ceramics, food and drink. We can’t wait to see what they come up with.