Thank you to all of you who have been visiting my shop and leaving such lovely reviews - I make each decoration individually with great attention to detail and your wonderful comments are greatly appreciated.
If you are new here - Welcome! I hope you enjoy browsing my Hand Painted Birchwood Flowers and Seasonal Decorations which are all designed, laser cut, and hand painted by me here in my Somerset workshop.
The first of the Christmas decorations have now been listed, and I shall be adding to them over the coming weeks; there is a slightly longer lead time on the very popular Mistletoe Decoration which is all now cut and ready for painting. All other decorations have a standard 3 - 5 day turnaround time - I can' t go any quicker I am a designer maker not a factory!
I am enjoying getting out and about to live events again; if you are local please come and say hello (I post information regularly on my Instagram and Facebook pages, please join us - we are a lovely friendly community) @nattydeco
I use responsibly sourced materials and each of my products is carefully designed and made to last. I am currently revising all of my packaging to be fully biodegradable or recyclable. Most of my products are packaged flat with recycled cardboard and biodegradable paper tape and I am in the process of switching to fully recyclable mailing bags - let us look after our beautiful planet.
Meet the Maker
I am a Yorkshire girl (born on Ilkley Moor) but have been navigating my way around the South West of England for the past 20 - 30 years and have returned to live in the beautiful county of Somerset which I am delighted to call my home.
I have a background in the Arts and after studying for a BA in Surface Design at Bath Spa University was fortunate enough to be offered a position running the newly installed Digital Textile Design Lab where I am still based today - running the digital fabric printing and laser cutting workshop with our wonderful students - our future Designers.
While studying for an MA Design: Fashion Textiles I began to develop my first small range of decorations, selling primarily at local events alongside setting up my Etsy shop. I began making Birchwood flowers when RHS Rosemoor and The Bishop's Palace, City of Wells contacted me with invitations to produce work for their annual Snowdrop Festivals; I have been making and selling Birchwood Flowers and Somerset Paper Flower Cards ever since and love adapting and evolving my range through the seasons. I am an RHS member and as both pattern designer and lover of plants and gardens, working with flower and foliage motifs is an absolute joy.
I work primarily with sustainably produced Birch Wood and a gorgeous heavy grade Somerset Paper locally sourced from nearby St Cuthbert's Mill in Wells and run my own laser cutter which is housed in an elegant (if slightly crumbling!) converted Victorian Brewery. I approach the cutter very much as a craftsman's tool - rather like a Potter relates to the wheel. Getting to know both machine and media is key to my work; it is an ongoing relationship as I discover more about the process and emerging possibilities for consideration. I find the fine lines and details the cutter is capable of producing have become an extension to my drawing tools and offers so much more potential for further investigation.
Great attention is paid to detail and each decoration is designed and made to last for many years - transcending trends and fads I strive to make beautiful and affordable pieces with lasting charm. Each decoration is cut and finished by myself - occasionally having a little help with painting and packing at busy times such as Christmas, Natty Deco is just me and I do hope you are able to share the delight I find in making and exhibiting my own work.
I exhibit regularly at events around the South West and the U.K. and my decorations have been safely shipped and joyfully received all over the world. Thank you for your interest - please do get in touch if you wish to visit me at an event or in my Somerset workshop.