Tuesday, 13 April 2010

The First Rule of Flower Club

Is never talk about Flower Club...



Its a messy job, but I'll give it a go.


I've wanted to do this since I saw Sharon of Wildflower House writing about it last August. Sharon has done a much neater job than me, but it is so much fun. I have a feeling I will be doing this again very soon.

I love some of the gentler patterns. Makes me think it is time I learned how to use my sewing machine.

25 comments:

parisa mahmoudi said...

I must try my own too! I would show it on my blog,hope it goes well such yours.Thanks about this post!!!!!! :D

faerwillow said...

~aaahhh...this looks like great fun and i think my little ones would enjoy it as well...l♥ve the subtle prints that are left behind...thank you for passing along this info...warm wishes and brightest blessings~

Shayna Prentice said...

What a wonderful thing to do! Thanks, Jasmine. xo

Caio Fernandes said...

THIS IS REALLY COOL WHAT YOU'VE DONE !
it made me remember that before to start to paint a woman showed me how to use local flowers for make pigments and paint with this .
very inspiring post .
thank you dear Jasmine !!

Manon Doyle said...

Very, very cool Jasmine!! Love what's left behind!!

Sandra said...

Yeah, hammering flower pigments into cloth, I'd love to try this one day too.
Your second picture also reminds me of some scene of crime, with the axe... it made me laaugh Do you know the game Cluedo? :)

Shadow said...

i'd never have thought to do something like this... must've been fun squishing them, heee heee heeee

Sharon said...

Oh my! I have to ask what the axe was for. LOL I was very happy to see you liked flower pounding. My neighbors were a bit concerned with me until they saw the results. Now they live acres away and could still hear me. Try a fern as they really turn out nicely. I wish we were closer I am sure we would have a ball. You could teach mehow to dye without getting frustrated. Thanks for the visit! Sharon

Tammie Lee said...

gorgeous flowers! I can almost smell them.
cloth embedded with flower essence~
I can only wonder what will come of your heart behind a sewing machine!

Jasmine said...

Parisa - I would love to see your flowers.

Faerwillow - It is fun. If your kids are old enough to swing a hammer without hurting themselves i think they will love it.

Shayna - It is a lot of fun :)

Caio - I thought you might like this one :)

Manon - I plan to try again and be more conscious about how I lay the flowers out, maybe use smaller flowers.

Sandra - You must try this. i love the way the green comes through. In the end i think I paid more attention to the stem leaves than the flowers.

Shadow - Oh Yes! :)

Tammie - They are lovely. I had enjoyed the lilies for over a week and could see they would not last much longer so thought they would be good to practice with.

Sharon - I didn't need the axe ut it does seem to be at home in that scene of violence and destruction doesn't it.
I wiould love to live closer to you and do arty things together. I have a friend in Seattle not so far from your Islands. She always sends me pictures of reathtaking lands out there.

Ann said...

I had never seen that before. I'm going to have to try it. It actually looks like a lot of fun - and then of course, it will be original. Plant and Garden Blog

Jules said...

Gosh, I have never heard of this, that is quite amazing! Yes go for the sewing machine - believe me if i can learn to use it anyone can! x

Assayya said...

so lovely and so very spring:))

Titus said...

Wow! Got some lillies just on the way out, so going to try it on a cotton T-shirt.
I'm never going to learn to sew.

Fiona said...

What a great idea. Is it possible to fix the colours in the cloth? I am deffo going to try this.

Healing Woman said...

I love the muted look of the cloth. I'll have to try this one for sure. Thanks for posting.

Robin said...

How very creative, and I love that you're looking to nature not just for inspiration but also for your tools.

Harnett-Hargrove said...

Lovely ghost images. Yes, have a needle and thread close at hand! -J

Sadia Hussain said...

Very interesting! A print to cherish!

iNdi@ said...

i still remember how excited i was to first realise this was possible
spent 3 days beating leaves into cloth
and made a 6 x 6 metre floorpiece
for Leigh Warren & Dancers
which
amazingly
still holds its colour now
some 4 years later

Inkpunk Artworks said...

My background is in floriculture, so I can appreciate this fully!
Love it!

Karin Bartimole said...

wow, this is very interesting Jasmine. It looks like the process could be equivalent to a good therapy session! like some aggressive energy could be worked out through the process, but the result has a soft gentleness to it's appearance, so what remains is the beauty, and what dissipates is the unnecessary or even hostile! very cool :)

Carol Anne Strange said...

Lovely, fun, and very healing, Jasmine. The patterns are quite beautiful. xx

Debrina said...

Hi Jasmine - I see you are embracing Spring with verve! I've just this minute read thru all of your weeks worth of blogging and I just love the utilisation of all those spring flowers! I've also added you to my blog roll/list on the barter circle - sop happy bartering!
Oh and I just love that glass bead you got! I'm going to visit HER!

T said...

Beautiful cloth here jasmine, this is a technique that i have not tried yet, not enough flowers here in this dry land. Maybe next year...

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