Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Charlotte's Garden

Hebden Bridge is only a short and very beautiful ride over the moors (or the 'tops' as we call them round here) to the village of Haworth, which is the home of the Brontë Parsonage museum.

Last year they got in touch and asked me if I would create a design to celebrate their Brontë200 project. They are celebrating the bicenteneries of the births of all the Brontë children - Charlotte, Branwell, Emily and Anne one by one over the next few years.

Their head of communications and marketing, Rebecca Yorke knew my meadowy design work and the original idea was to make a design inspired by the meadow at the back of the Parsonage but the day I visited the meadow wasn't yet in bloom and I wandered around the garden and found my inspiration there.

The design is called Charlotte's Garden and it features plants and flowers in bloom around the time of Charlotte's birthday. 

There are ferns, alliums, hellebores, tulips and fritillaries

and you'll find it on tea towels, aprons, coasters, placements, notebooks, trays, cushions, oven gloves and mugs.

Last week we hired the wonderful Sarah Mason to do a photoshoot

and lovely Suzi got roped in to being a model.

Sarah from Simply By Arrangement let us use her beautiful kitchen and her garden 

which was full of hellebores and ferns 

and her sweet dog Molly made sure she made an appearance too (that was before she stole our baguette out of the bag)!

Of course Sarah found all the beautiful pools of light and we've all been excited about sharing the lovely pictures that she made...

You'll find all the Charlotte's Garden in the Bronte Parsonage museum shop and on their website.


Agatha Finch said...

Fabulous designs and stunning photography! Molly is a cutie. :D

H is for Home, Adelle said...

Just beautiful, Hannah - another lovely design. And fab photos from Sarah too! x

rossichka said...

Oh, Haworth! I left a piece of my heart there, but you know that, Hannah! I'm so glad to see the result of this commission (you told me about it when we met) and it is great!!! I love the design and all the items of this wonderful collection! If I visit the Parsonage again, which is on my dream list, I will definitely buy something!:)
I see there're nice, positive changes at your studio! I remember well your post about Emma, she's a lucky girl to have the opportunity to work with you!
Warm hugs!xx

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