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Wild flowers and flower pressing

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Dried flowers for gift wrapping or table settings

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Silk Ribbons

For bouquets and gift wrapping

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Delicate floral stamps to add beauty to your paper

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Connect with nature

Wild flowers and flower pressing

Shop Flower Presses

Finishing Touches

Dried flowers for gift wrapping or table settings

Shop Decor

Silk Ribbons

For bouquets and gift wrapping

Browse Collection

Stamps

Delicate floral stamps to add beauty to your paper

Get Ideas

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Kate has gathered some of her most loved products to add to her new store, all with a focus on enjoying nature, your garden and creativity.

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Peace Silk and Vegan Bamboo Silk Ribbons

Peace Silk and Vegan Bamboo Silk Ribbons for wedding bouquets

Our new collection of peace silk and vegan bamboo silk ribbons have arrived! Here at The Gathered Room we are committed to cruelty free and sustainable products for your weddings, events, gardens and crafting needs. 

Peace silk and vegan bamboo silk ribbons

How our Ribbons are Made

All of our silk ribbons are hand dyed in Kate's studio using plant materials. Peace silk is made from silk gathered after the moth has flown, unlike traditional silks where the silk worms are killed as part of the manufacturing process. Bamboo silk is a plant fibre which has a beautiful sheen akin to traditional silks but without the animal products, so if you're a vegan these options are just perfect.

Peace Silk and Vegan Bamboo Silk Ribbons for wedding bouquets

Inspiration Behind the New Collection

Kate is a colour addict and finds her inspiration often within nature, and this new silk ribbon collection is no exception, being inspired by a single, humble dried strawflower. The lilac, pink and purple hues led Kate to create a range of ribbons that are stunning used on their own for bouquets or gift wrapping, but also go together too, so you can enjoy them as a set.

Peace Silk and Vegan Bamboo Silk Ribbons by Kate Cullen for The Gathered Room

Peace Silk and Vegan Bamboo Silk Ribbons by Kate Cullen for The Gathered Room

We love to see our customers using our products - so do tag @katecullenstyle on Instagram or use the hashtag #thegatheredroom to share your creations!

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Peace silk and vegan bamboo silk ribbon collection by Kate Cullen for The Gathered Room

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Meet the Artist - Inky Square calligrapher and bookbinder

Meet the Artist - Inky Square calligrapher and bookbinder
Here at The Gathered Room it is one of my greatest joys to see our products being used by artists and creatives. In this new blog series I will be introducing you to the talented people that love the things I make and encouraging you to go and check out their work.
Book binding with bamboo silk twine from The Gathered Room
 
Today I am asking you to delve into the beautiful world of Gaelle from Inky Square, I have followed her on Instagram (she has the most divine feed!) through a mutual friend for a while now, and could not have been happier when she chose to use some of bamboo silk twine for some of her work. I'll now hand over to Gaelle to tell you a little more about herself.
Gaelle Jolly of Inky Square - interview for The Gathered Room
Book binding with bamboo silk twine from The Gathered Room
 
"I am a calligrapher and bookbinder based in Oxford. My professional background is in communications and historic conservation, but since discovering first calligraphy and then bookbinding I have been building up my business, Inky Square, in my spare time. I work in partnership with a glassblower in Sweden to create bespoke ‘messages in a bottle’, take calligraphy commissions, and am about to launch a range of hand-bound notebooks. The connecting thread in all my work is to find creative ways to use paper and ink to tell stories and capture memories.
 
Message in a bottle calligraphy gift by Inky Square
 
I had wanted to learn bookbinding for many years, after getting a taste of it as part of a letterpress course, but a combination of a busy life and fear of failure meant I never quite got round to booking myself on a course. Then two years ago my husband gave me a bookbinding kit for Christmas, and I never looked back. I have been teaching myself with the help of books by Rachel Hazell and the London Centre for Book Arts, and I’m excited to continue to learn new techniques. I particularly like working on exposed bindings, whether intricate stitches on a hardback or rustic twine on a cotton rag paper journal. It’s also the perfect match to calligraphy, with handwritten labels or decorated covers, and I’d love to explore making completely bespoke books for clients in future.
Book binding by Inky Square
I launched the #paperintheframe hashtag on Instagram this summer. I’m always looking for interesting ways to include paper items in photographs (photography is my other creative passion), and while Instagram is not lacking in calligraphy or book hashtags, there seemed to be something missing to celebrate paper in all its forms. I ran a first challenge in August, and regularly share my favourite posts in my stories."
 Inky Square calligrapher and bookbinder interview for The Gathered Room
I can heartily recommend you following Inky Square and joining in with the hashtag if like me you're paper obsessed!
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