Kitchen Garden

UNDER THE HAMMER

Flower pounding is a magical process: using natural materials each impression will be a little different from the last. Some images are almost perfect replicas of the flower; others give more of a creative impression of the plant matter.

Use it to preserve the summer garden, create holiday memorabilia, make unique gifts and other crafts including collages, bookmarks, table cloths, gift cards, wrapping paper, napkins and framed prints. It is fun to enhance your creations with watercolours or pencils. Some artists have used embroidery and

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