The World’s First Fake Grass Collector

Fake grass from Marlene's collection

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While surfing the net, I came across an article about Marlene Little; the world’s first collector of fake grass.  Marlene has collected 35 squares of grass from around the globe including Germany and Australia.  She aims to collect enough to create a vertical indoor garden inside her home in Birmingham.

While you may find this unusual – when commenting on how her love of artificial grass developed, she remarked “I found it intriguing – the way it was engineered, how it was put together.”

I identified with this; there are so many different weaves, textures and subtle shades of fake grass.   These squares create a green patchwork; fascinating to look at and interesting to touch.  Marlene is in fact a course director at Birmingham Institute of Art and Design for BA honours textiles design.

She went on to say;

“Once I became aware of artificial grass, I started seeing it everywhere. Lots of retailers use it subtly in their displays. I even saw it used as decoration at the airport in Kuala Lumpur. It’s getting more popular, but you still have to search for it.”

Using fake grass as decoration is indeed a rising trend, as is vertical gardening.   See last week’s post which features fake grass furniture, buildings, fence panels and more.

Ms Little, if you’re reading we’d love to hear from you and would be delighted to send you some samples for your collection.

Read the original article from the Metro – Women Collects Fake Grass

There’s also a great feature about Marlene on Obsessionistas – a website that profiles unusual collectors and their collections.

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