A little bit about me...
Based in mid Wales, White Flamingo was established in 2017 out of a love for crafting. I now specialise in three key areas: Textiles, Paper and Wood. From machine embroidery artwork to reclaimed wood models and not forgetting beautifully crafted wedding stationery, all of my work centres around a consistent and professional finish with an excellent balance for colour and detail. My passion is to create bespoke pieces that will mean the world to the recipient. Please take a look at the various pages and galleries on my website and if you have any questions please just get in touch.
Hi, my name is Kimberley and I created White Flamingo out of a love for designing and crafting – the truth of the matter is I had filled our home with all of my items and so I was strongly encouraged by my very patient husband to start selling my makes!
My business is based in beautiful mid Wales and this heavily influences my work. I love to be outside and am often in awe of the stunning landscapes and colours of nature that I am lucky enough to be surrounded by. Myself and my husband try to encourage this appreciation in our children and with walks, bike rides and generally messing about outside they too love being out and about in the fresh air (my washing machine is testament to this!)
Crafting has always been in my blood and from an early age I found it so rewarding to give a personalised gift that had been chosen or made with care. I have also always loved the feeling of having something unique, that no one else would have, that made it feel all the more special to me. I have used this as the foundations of my business and I know it is important that I never stray too far from these ethics. I feel my business logo reflects this ethos and is very dear to my heart for how it was constructed. Having realised I must choose a name for my venture I combined my favourite animal with a neutral colour that has links to my surname (Whitehead!) And now for the really good bit...my beautiful flamingo that features on every single item I make was actually drawn by my gorgeous little boy who had just turned 3 years old at the time. I had asked him to try to draw a flamingo and after a speedy squiggle on the paper I grabbed it quickly before it turned into a splode. After adding a beak and some feet I also hid a ‘W’ in there for good measure and my White Flamingo was born!
I hope you enjoy visiting my website and seeing some of the work that I do and I hope to hear from you should you wish to order your very own bespoke piece of art or buy something from my Etsy shop.