23 February 2008

Roses and pirates - in Bristol

In Bristol this weekend, I popped into Guild, a Bristol institution which since 1906 has been selling the best of modern design in gifts, accessories, and home-ware. In their gallery on the first floor I got chatting to artist, photographer and illustrator, Anthony Lewis Churchill, whose work was on display.

Behind an exotic display of scarves and other accessories, Anthony was demonstrating how to burn the edges of velvet with a candle to make fringed scarves and rose corsages.

Anthony Lewis Churchill at work

He told me that he had started experimenting a few weeks ago, having found a length of velvet and been inspired by a magazine showing this season's floral trends from the catwalks. Already he had been commissioned to provide some crimson and cream velvet roses to adorn a bridal gown.

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