About Our Flowers
Each Friday Evening Flower is made individually. We often alter our tissue and crepe papers with bleach, paint, or pastels, then cut each petal and leaf and wind them around a floral wire. The process is magical: what was once flat paper appears to become a living, breathing flower. As we cut entirely by hand, no two flowers are precisely the same. We are able to make a vast range of flowers, not limited by what growers or the shops might provide. If a particular David Austin rose is what you want, that rose is what we will make!
Jenny Hermenze is an avid gardener and has worked with perennials at a garden center for years. In the fall of 2015 she began designing and posting a fresh flower arrangement on Facebook every Friday, calling it “Friday Evening Flowers.” As garden flowers grew scarce, she began to make paper flowers and to incorporate them into her arrangements. Her interest in paper flowers became an obsession, and the arrangements became paper-only.
Sharon McGreevy was struck with paper-flower fascination at almost exactly the same time, and, after a good deal of practice, the two Vermont friends started their paper flower business. They bring complementary skills to their enterprise: Jenny has a degree in art history from Vassar College, and has studied botany, horticulture, and Japanese stencil dyeing. Sharon has a degree in art from Parson’s School of Design, and for many years had her own graphic design business.