A Scottish Wedding Stole by Lisa Fowler

In February we entered a competition to create a  stole for a Winter wedding in a Scottish castle, This competition is the first process on the road to the RHS Chelsea Flower Shows ‘Florist of The Year’ Competition in  May. There are various heats held throughout the country and the 16 Florists who score the highest overall get invited to compete at Chelsea.

The image gallery below shows Lisa’s finished design which was inspired by the hazy shades of  Heather flowers.  A beautiful wet felted base made from lambs lock and merino wool was created and then embellished with Heather and toning seasonal flowers and accessorised with Game feathers, Tartan and Tweeds to enhance the Scottish theme.

There was over 20 competitors in the senior section of the south west heat held at Cannington College and Lisa’s design scored an amazing 90 points, gaining her a second place and subsequently a place in the final!

Below is the Stole before it was dressed with flowers, as you can see it was already beautiful and it was so difficult to glue and stitch on those first few flowers!