Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Artisan Retreats at Chelsea Flower Show

There are various treats on store at this year's Chelsea Flower Show - Jo Thompson's delightful shedlike caravan, Plankbridge's shepherd's hut, the Rooftop Workplace of Tomorrow - but we're looking forward in particular to seeing the Artisan Retreats section.

Five models of garden office and summerhouse structures provided by RHS Chelsea exhibitor The Malvern Collection will be on show in the Ranelagh Gardens section of the showground, each one decorated by well-known designers and artists. The idea is to provide inspiration for people to become shedworkers (or at the very least, do up their sheds a bit). According to the RHS, the five are:

 * ‘A Book Binder’s Workshop’ designed by Vicki Conran Full of interesting materials, papers, textiles and beautiful hand tools as well as a selection of books in varying stages of binding and casing.
* ‘Needlepoint Haven’ designed by Kaffe Fassett A peaceful environment designed for people to do needlework featuring yarns, canvases and examples of needlepoint plus a wing chair covered in needlepoint images of fruit, flowers and vegetables.
*‘Vintage Inspired Retreat’ designed by Orla Kiely Kiely's nostalgic retreat is a space for relaxing, thinking, reading and being inspired. It will be very colourful and filled with plant pots and vintage gardening books.
* ‘A Passementerie Passion’ designed by Annabel Lewis of VV Rouleaux Described as "a blaze of colour and bedecked with every kind of ribbon and trim". Garden furniture is used indoors with hanging baskets turned into chandeliers.
 * ‘Wild at Heart at Home’ designed by Nikki Tibbles Look out for comfortable armchairs, a woodburning stove, rugs, shelves of books and vases of roses. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
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