I bring the same curious-minded approach to illustration as I do to design.
So when I was asked to run a Zoom workshop on flower drawing for East End WI, we found ourselves looking at – well – looking! Drawing a flower is a wonderful opportunity to spend time with it and to notice something about it that we might not have seen before.
But it didn’t stop at drawing. The workshop was designed to create pieces that could be sent to members who embroider, joining people up in lockdown.
Unexpectedly, it was picked up by Cordwainers’ Grow in Hackney, whose Cordwainers’ Dye project experimented with the sweet pea drawing using natural inks and then embroidered it using donated threads from Edible Rotherhithe (lower two pictures).
One drawing, contributors from three London boroughs and bonus colour from plants.