Flowers are picked locally.
The picture is traced onto the boards, using a pointer or a toothed wheel, and marked out with cones from the alder trees or with coffee beans.
Then comes the delicate and laborious task of infilling with flower petals and other natural materials.
No artificial or synthetic materials are ever used at Tissington.
Each petal has to be put in separately and they overlap like tiles on a roof so that the rain will flow off the picture.
This process takes many hours and occupies all of the three days preceding Ascension Day.