pencil drawing

Drawing the Forest Folk

Ever design starts with a drawing, and this ones took a lot of planning and preparation to get the complex layout and composition in place before adding the detail.

My idea started with inspiration from my favourite childhood stories such as Enid Blyton’s “The Fold of the Faraway Tree” and “The Enchanted Wood”.

I wanted to create a magical tree creature with each branch of the tree having different things growing upon it and full of intricate details such as forest animals, flowers, plants and fruit.

I’ve designed this layout to work either as an elaborate and detailed scarf design or for a feature cushion.

The design will be available in my next collection of handmade, printed silk Tencel scarves, available early 2021, so watch this space!