Wednesday, 27 May 2015


Silva Populi: Lupini

This Silva Populi will be part of a body of work we will have on display during the forthcoming show, 'Six', an exhibition of artists from across Herefordshire who will be showing together for the first time. The exhibition will take place at The Weavers Gallery in Ledbury, Herefordshire.

2nd-14th June 2015
Open daily from 10am-5pm.

Monday, 25 May 2015

Her Inner Showgirl

Here you see a Silva Populi in progress, her lilac body the result of a red cabbage dye bath. Her coat & arms have been made from a vintage napkin stained with tea and trimmed with vintage lace, tailored with a nod towards an Edwardian duster coat.  
 However, when it comes to her head gear this Populi has gone all showgirl with an ear hat inspired by this old circus photo found on Pinterest. From a collection of photo's published in, 'The Circus Book 1870-1950' by Taschen, this performer was photographed in 1946 at the Barnum & Bailey Circus in America.
Um, we suspect that the other young Populi may have designs on similar headgear now...

Thursday, 14 May 2015

Body Parts

These components are about to form part of an outfit for a Silva Populi Vulpini who will make his debut at the Selvedge Spring Fair on Saturday... 

Tuesday, 12 May 2015


Following his film appearance yesterday we thought we might have trouble coaxing this little Populi back into his jar. However, he seemed to be quite relieved to return home...for now!

Monday, 11 May 2015

Star Role

Once upon a time there lived a Silva Populi so proud of his plumage that he put his shyness to one side and agreed to star in a film. 
May we present 'The Dancing Silva Populi'. We hope that you enjoy it!

Sunday, 10 May 2015

Have Wings, Will Fly to Stroud

Silva Populi - Hibou
This little Silva Populi is one of the smallest in the breed. He's tiny enough (approximately 5cm), and bold enough, to be taken from the safety of his jar dwelling to be worn upon your lapel as a brooch. 
Here, you see him just about to have his brooch fitting attached to his back & his mask put into place before climbing into his new home, ready for showing off his plumage at next weekend's Spring Fair in Stroud.

Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Pop's in Progress

The Selvedge Spring Fair is fast approaching (16th May at the Subscription Rooms in Stroud) and a new tribe of Silva Populi characters are being stitched into their outfits. Here you see a Populi of the Hibou variety, sporting a plumage dyed with onion skins, being fitted for a pair of handstitched linen wings.

We have two entry tickets for the Selvedge Spring Fair up for grabs on our Facebook page. Please follow the link to find out how you can claim them HERE.

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