Saturday, 19 May 2012

Colour from the Season - Stauntonia pink

I missed these flowers last year, the cold winter nearly killed the one in our garden and it didn't flower, but this year it's making up for it. Stauntonia Hexaphylla - the plant that inspired my fabric design Twine in 2007. Dark glossy evergreen leaves and clusters of small flowers which have the most powerful scent. Somewhere I saw the pink described as dull, but I disagree - while the pink is subdued, as you see here the plant has subtle dusky colours, which aren't at all dull...

Twine design for fabric - Snail detail (black, white and raw colourway) 
...from my seasonal colour sample notebook.