Meander Designs: Proteaceae Leaves Silk Scarf
Pure Silk Scarf with hand-rolled hem
100 cm x 100 cm square
Natalie Ryan grew up on a farm in country Victoria with a love of drawing and painting plants. After studying Textile Design at RMIT Melbourne Natalie worked in Design Studios in Sydney, London and Melbourne. A few years ago Natalie studied botanical painting at the Royal Botanical Gardens in Melbourne, sowing the seed that lead to creating her own range of textile designs and homewares featuring watercolour depictions of Australia's unique flora and fauna.
Meander Designs studio is located in an old farmhouse with a traditional iron lace clad veranda, surrounded by a rambling country garden first planted by my great grandparents in the early 1900's. Every Meander design is painted from life, so any gaps in the garden beds are slowly being filled up with native plantings (and future subject matter) such as Kangaroo Paws, Wattles, Boronias, Banksias and Grevilleas.