Organic Cotton Matilda Smith Garland
Lazybones' love letter to the beautiful flora and fauna from their Natural World bedding range. Each image is digitally printed onto organic cotton sateen and cut into little flags. The edges are kept raw with a simple stay stitch.
Handmade in Australia. Measures 9.8 ft long total.
The prints are from Vol. 146 of Curtis's Botanical Magazine 1920
From left to right
1. Iris Hoogiana
2. Podophullum emodi
3. Nuphar Polysepala
4. Venidium macrocephalum
5. Rhododendron verniscosum
6. Salvia brevilabra
7. Acacia spectabilis
The images are in the public domain and are all sourced from the generous open access schemes from various wonderful museums. This is an excellent initiative that opens up so many beautiful images to be seen and enjoyed again.
*Matilda Smith 1854-1926 was a botanical artist who worked for Curtis's Botanical Magazine for over 40 years. She became the first artist to depict New Zealand's flora in depth, the first official artist of the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew and the second woman to become an associate of the Linnaean Society.
**The Biodiversity Heritage Library improves research methodology by collaboratively making biodiversity literature openly available to the world as part of a global diversity community.
Lazybones designs modern vintage-inspired fashion, accessories, bedding and homewares with a fresh and whimsical approach. Their garments have become well known for the quirky signature prints, delicate embroidery and jacquard knitwear... all in feminine shapes and styles that shoppers adore.
In 2017, Lazybones made a move towards more sustainable and ethical practices. Loving the earth has long been an important part of the business model, and now this is reflected this in the choice of fabrics and manufacturers.