Snapdragon’s Garden, a quirky Scottish craft business specialising in textiles and homewares, is introducing a collection of "custom-made wedding mementos for couples looking for that individual touch at off the peg prices".
The collection, available from Spring 2012, consists of a selection of wedding favours including personalised mirrors and bottle openers/fridge magnets and bespoke herb scented ring cushions. All items can be matched to the chosen colour theme, co-ordinated with bridal wear, made using a bride’s own fabric or with fabrics that have a special meaning to the couple.
Snapdragon specialises in short-run bespoke work. They sketch with a sewing machine and use a mix of recycled, vintage and precious fabrics to create very personal and one-off embroideries, taking creative inspiration from the 1930-50s, the plants, flowers and animals that surround the Stirlingshire studio and memories of a 1970s childhood.
The compact 6cm mirrors, perfect handbag accessories and lasting keepsakes, are decorated using recycled and vintage fabrics. Each comes with an embroidered wool pouch that can be personalised with either a guest’s name and used as place marker or a more detailed message, ideal for paying tribute to bridesmaids and flower girls. Prices start from £6.50*.
For male guests, Snapdragon offers a 6cm fridge magnet and bottle opener. Handmade from vintage and reclaimed fabrics, each is individually finished and can be designed to fit with any theme. Prices start from £6.50.
Ring cushions can add that finishing touch to the ceremony and act as a lasting reminder that can be treasured for years to come. Snapdragon’s personalised 15cm soothing herb cushions are 100% wool, decorated with freehand machine embroidery and stuffed with high quality lavender. Finished with a bespoke message, these graceful cushions will look right at home once the big day has passed propped on beds or chairs. Prices start from £22.50.
The new wedding offerings represent the desire of the Snapdragon team to produce carefully made gifts, tailored to the recipient that really say ‘thank you’ and will be cherished - not left behind at the end of the night.
Commenting on the new collection, Snapdragon’s founder and chief embroiderer, Jane Lindsey said: “Over the years many couples have approached us to make bespoke favours and presents for their wedding, but up to now we haven’t really advertised this as something we do. Everyone in the team loves working on bridal commissions so it seemed a good idea to let brides know that we do exist and how we can make beautiful items for their weddings that will be treasured.”
Jane started Snapdragon’s Garden in 2000, she left her job as Curator of British art at the University of Glasgow and decided to change her life, she dreamed of moving to the country, growing cut flowers, and sewing things. She did just that, buying a smallholding near to Drymen in the Loch Lomond National Park.
The business grew from a kitchen table start-up into a vintage airstream caravan and then into a purpose built workshop in a field behind the cutting garden. A team of five now serve over 300 stockists in the UK and Europe.
For more information visit http://snapdragongarden.co.uk or call 01360 660 903.
*Prices vary according to order levels – bulk purchasing is an option and costs will be lower.
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• 6cm Handbag Mirrors – prices range from £6.50 to £10
• 6cm Magnet/Bottle Openers – prices start from £6.50
• 15cm Square Herb Ring Cushions – prices range from £22.50-£25
The Snapdragon team will happily make up press samples to co-ordinate with press shoots – simply get in touch to discuss themes/colour ways.
All of Snapdragon's textiles are made in the Stirlingshire workshop from British made and recycled fabrics. Lots of people send the team their old fabrics and are sent some treats in return.
Founder Jane Lindsey uses her sewing machine to draw on the fabric - using the needle a bit like a pen - creating images of life around her; the seedheads in the meadow, her hens and ducks, the beloved VW Campervan Dougal and the vintage airstream caravan. Jane blogs and can be found tweeting her daily adventures at @snapdragonjane.
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