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Stylist and author Hannah ReadBaldrey finds f loral inspiration
Hannah Read-Baldrey’s love of flowers
I’ve been in love with flowers for as long as I can remember, from making daisy chains as a child to choosing the peonies and wildflowers for my wedding bouquet. My mother studied botany and her appreciation has well and truly rubbed off on me. I’m continuously amazed by the design, shape and scent of flowers, and with each season comes a whole new set of flora. In my latest book, FlowerBomb! (Pavilion Books, £14.99), I pay homage to my favourite blooms. As they come in so many different shapes and sizes, so can the craft form they’re made
I’m continually amazed by the design, shape and scent of flowers
in. I thought about how they’d work as projects – some, such as the spring flowers in the Giant Hula Hoop Wreath or the sequinned flowers on the Flower Bomber Jacket, were flowers I thought would look great together tonally. With the Rosie skirt, I was inspired by the multiple layers of petals on crimson roses. I’m still keen to pursue lots of my floral ideas – I’d love to try more cooking with flowers.