About – Leah Nikolaou

Hi, I'm Leah....

Did you guess... dried flowers & embroidery are my jam?

Just as the little memoirs below describe,  Leah’s love of dried flowers was reignited as she picked wildflowers (responsibly) one summer when her child was just a toddler.   Together they filled her toy flower press to the brim.  At the same time Leah was rediscovering embroidery and the fusion of  these two unlikely materials together was born.   Informed further by her research and the pressings of early 17th Century botanists  Leah's fascination with paper embroidery began.  Fast forward three years and Leah’s paper embroidery kits are receiving fantastic press coverage and are been posted out to customers from all around the world.  

Not a stranger to the design world Leah graduated from the Royal College Of Art in London with an MA in Constructed Textiles and had many knitting patterns published by Rowan Yarns and Vogue Knitting as well as enjoying stints in Paris and Brazil designing knitwear.  So she knows a thing or two about pattern writing and loves nothing more than illustrating her ideas for you!

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Leah designs from her home in the rural setting of Frome in Somerset where she also uses her little garden to grow many of the flowers that she dries in her flower press.  Just like an artist might use a paintbrush, Leah uses page upon page of flowers to add colour to her world.

Creative Days...