This time of year is best known for the striking colours of the trees as the leaves change colour and the crackling under foot of dried leaves on the pavement. Inspired by the colours of the foliage on a recent walk I decided to try and encapsulate this time of year inside one of our cores.
After drying the leaves carefully to preserve their colour, I then selected a variety of reds and golds to encapsulate the spirit of autumn. This core demonstrates how it is not just flowers which can create beautiful effects in our cores.
I also created a core made with the bark of a silver birch tree. Before she died, I used to regularly visit Angelsey Abbey, just outside Cambridge, with my grandma. There is one particular part of the gardens which contains a small forest of silver birch trees planted around paths and benches. This was her favourite part of the grounds. The bark of the trees made a very striking core with an interesting and distinctive pattern and demonstrates that it is not just flowers which can have very personal meanings and create very beautiful cores.