Silken Favours new collection – Seasonal love, is a joyous mix of British floral and fauna, moving through the seasons, each design depicts that time through intricate illustration of birds, animals, flowers and colour, telling the story of, Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter.
The Bee design was created to help raise awareness for the Friends of the Earth ‘Bee cause’ through a collaboration with my Chelsea hotel.
The design shows Bees surrounding wild flowers and fruit that are good to plant to help save the bees.
Vicki’s mum Gail Murdoch pens a poem for each of Vicki’s silk designs
The inspired poems are below,
Team player extraordinaire, honey purveyor
Queens of the comb
Pollen distributor, all-life contributor
Appraise bee and Praise Be!
This be their poem
Fledglings gape with yellow beak
Parent birds can never sleep
Blossoms bloom, clematis climb
Spring is such a busy time
Hazy, lazy toasting on the beach
While swallows swoop and swifts screech
Soft, balmy evenings spent with many friends
These are joyful moments summer sends
Ripened plums drop with a soft sound
Lacy webs festoon the sodden ground
The wasps all turn grumpy
It’s time to brew scrumpy
Misty breath and rosy cheeks
Scrunchy snow on snowy peaks
Skeins of geese stretch up above
Winter is the time I love