Anne Tomlin is a trained milliner who, for more than twenty years, sold her work to prestigious stores around the world, including Harrods, Liberty, Saks Fifth Avenue and Mitsukoshi.
Her passion for nature and conservation led her into bespoke flower-making. She begins each flower with a detailed examination of her subject to reveal its essence, and then interprets each piece in a variety of silk, velvet and millinery fabrics. Her flowers demonstrate a forensic attention to detail; they stretch the boundaries of the art of flower-making and expose minor details that often go unnoticed.
The ideas and techniques in this book are based on her experiences as a teacher and a maker. She hopes to raise awareness of the natural world and the importance of its conservation through her complex detailed studies of flowers.