Member of the Pressed Flower Guild
Member of the World Wide Pressed Flower Guild
Member of the International Pressed Flower Art Society
Real Pressed Flowers on Facebook
My name is Denise Stirrup and I live on the edge of the Mendip Hills in the UK.
After experimenting with pressing and creating pressed flower art works for some years, I joined The Pressed Flower Guild. I learned new techniques at workshops and conferences and passed The Pressed Flower Guild's bronze, silver & gold awards. These were followed by Proficiency Awards in many subjects. I am a past President of The Pressed Flower Guild and one of the Guild's judges.
In 2001 I was secretary to the IPFAS conference and exhibition held at the RHS Halls in London.
I have taught at World Wide Pressed Flower Guild conferences in Los Angeles, China, Waterloo in New York State, South Carolina and Philadelphia.
Also at the 1st Brazil Oshibana Conference in Sao Paulo and the 1st Floristic Flower Festival held in St Petersburg, Russia.
I have written or edited chapters in several publications : the Judith Blacklock Encyclopaedia of Flower Design; Craft Techniques & Projects; Craft Creation Magazine; Craft Seller Magazine; Country Life Magazine.
I am still learning and enjoy talking to others about how I work. I run workshops and seminars and love showing others how to work with pressed flowers to obtain the best results.
I hope that you enjoy looking at my website and my Facebook page. I am indebted to my husband, John, for setting these up and his patience with me while we got it right together!