Floral-inspired home accessories from Astrid Weigel

Astrid Weigel Flower Keyring I'm really drawn to this quirky floral keyring made by Ayrshire-based designer, Astrid Weigel.

Astrid contacted me recently after realising that we had a shared passion for flowers.

She's a designer maker working from her home in Scotland, where she produces a range of home accessories using her own hand-printed fabrics.

Her work draws on inspiration gathered from everyday life. However her garden is where she finds the most creative stimulus.

Using floral elements as the main theme and primarily a palette of black and white, her work reflects and combines her interests in gardening, sewing, graphic woodcut/relief prints and also gives a nod to mid 20th century design.

Fabrics are screen printed after which colour is added by individually hand painting the cloth and embellishing further with applique and hand or machine stitching.

Items such as her wall canvases are printed in limited editions to retain their uniqueness, whilst the core of her collection are made in slightly greater quantities.

Her current designs include cushions, table runners, wall art and smaller interior accessories.

Here are some of Astrid's cushions...

Astrid-Weigel

Astrid Weigel

Astrid Weigel

I hope you've enjoyed seeing Astrid's designs today.  You'll be able to see her work at the Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair this October in Manchester.

And, in the meantime, if you'd like to keep up-to-date with her news, she's on Facebook.

(Images : Astrid Weigel)