The Vulpini branch of Silva Populi get their name from wearing fox-eared headdresses, often red or ginger in colour and heavily embroidered. .
We'd like to take this opportunity to tell you a little more about her outfit. Some months ago we were delighted to find a pair of aged, 1930's silk blouse cuffs whilst out 'wombling' for fabric treasure at a local flea market. They had beautiful mother-of-pearl buttons and a delicate gathered detail, one of which we've used here as the basis for Vulpini's dress, edging it with a scrap of tea coloured lace. The linen for her coat began life as a napkin, now hand stitched and embroidered with a floral, bullion knotted motif on it's shawl collar. Vulpini's removable hat and mask are made from wool felt and she carries a bud from a Pearls-of-Wisdom plant. Her glass home was formerly a Cadbury Roses sweet jar, now grown with creeping vines and tweed leaves.
Safe travels and happy adventures in your new home Vulpini!