Friday, 21 June 2013

Blooming Marvellous.......

This is my new collection! 

The Plant Hunter Collection: Inspired by visits to some of the most beautiful botanical gardens around England, this refreshing collection presents the exotic and the more ordinary, from the eye catching pin-cushion protea to the majestic beech.

From top left & clockwise: Jade Vine, Stellata, Beech Nut and Passiflora

Over the last few weeks I've been busy drawing and creating these gorgeous patterns and I've loved every minute. For a while I've been thinking I should create a new collection to work with, visiting Kew Gardens at the end of April and coming home feeling so inspired gave me a great theme to work with and lots of visual research too!

From top left & clockwise: Pin-cushion, Carduus, Dandelion-Taraxacum, and Iridaceae

The collection consists of 8 designs and I'm hoping to add others to it as I've still got lots of inspirational images to explore and work with. I've sent off for some sample prints and once I've checked the colours I will get some lengths printed and make gorgeous things. They will also be available to buy through my Spoonflower shop, which I've yet to stock so watch this space........

I hope you like them and thank you for stopping by :-)

You can see some images of work in progress for this collection and other Ballistic Owl projects on: facebook page  or on Twitter and also on Instagram


  1. This collection is beautiful and I think the title *The Plant Hunter Collection" is perfect. Like you I found Kew inspirational and loved learning about all of the early plant collecters.

  2. Tracy your new designs are gorgeous my fav is the passiflora. I look forward to seeing your creations. Love the title of the collection too, just perfect.