Flower pressing is a hobby I’ve enjoyed since childhood but is by no means child’s play.
For me, finding ways of preserving materials and seeing beauty in all its different forms is at the heart of creativity with flowers. In bold contrast to working with fresh flowers, searching for and collecting materials to press and arrange is a much slower contemplative pastime.
I enjoy growing flowers for pressing and searching, collecting and identifying materials when i’m out and about.
The process of creating design work with pressed flowers is in many ways the same as arranging a fresh flower display albeit on a much smaller scale.