Thursday 19 March 2015
Sparrows Green Studio launches new collection of British hand drawn distinctive orchid silk scarves at the European Orchid Show & Conference – Thursday 9 to Sunday 12 April at RHS Lindley Hall & RHA Lawrence Hall, Vincent Square, London
Sparrows Green Studio (www.sparrowsgreenstudio.com) is launching a new collection of British hand drawn distinctive orchid silk scarves at the European Orchid Show & Conference. This takes place from Thursday 9 to Sunday 12 April at RHS Lindley Hall & RHS Lawrence Hall, Vincent Square, London.
The founder and designer Kate Palmer says “The new scarves depict a colourful array of different species of orchids hand printed on silk chiffon and silk habutai. They are designed using my pencil drawings and are either screen printed by hand or digitally printed. The orchid is such an inspirational flower and there are so many different species. One of my favourites is the Cymbidium.”
Prices in the new collection start from £75.
Also on display will be Sparrow Green Studio’s collection of scarves featuring puffins. These are 100cm pure silk scarves in various colourways, digitally printed from Kate’s illustrations of puffins. Available in oyster pink and robin egg blue, £99. The Kingfisher and Koi scarf (100cm square), £99, is digitally printed from Kate’s illustrations of koi carp, waterlillies and other British flora and fauna. The Rose in Yellow Chartreuse (100cm square), digitally printed from Kate’s illustrations, depicts multi-coloured roses.
All Sparrows Green Studio scarves are wrapped in acid free tissue paper in a branded environmentally friendly gift box.
For more information, visit www.sparrowsgreenstudio.com
How to wear your scarf?
Large scarves from Sparrows Green Studio can be tied in a variety of ways. Kate says “By folding the scarf in different ways, it can be worn as a bag, a halter top, a cape or traditionally as a scarf.”
Notes to editors
About Kate Palmer
Since graduating from a printed textiles degree, Kate has worked as a freelance textile designer creating prints for major fashion houses including Donna Karan, Kenneth Cole, Calvin Klein, Armani Exchange and Ralph Lauren.
Sparrows Green Studio is her way of drawing and creating something she loves and bringing it directly from maker to market.
Sparrows Green is a tiny place in an East Sussex village. Kate spent many of her formative years there and her fond memories gave her the name of the company. Although Sparrows Green Studio is based in London, many of Kate’s thoughts and ideas still echo her countryside roots. With this is mind, it is important to her that she prints and finishes her scarves in the UK.