I get a lot of inspiration from my daily dog walking in the Forest of Dean. I always have my eyes open for different and interesting shaped leaves that I can use as stencils in my designs – especially the many different types of ferns. I press and dry the leaves so I can use them as stencils. I sometimes find seed heads that can be used. Nature has some very interesting and intricate shapes that are ideal for use in my designs.
I also hand cut stencils of alliums, hogweed and cow parsley.