Here are some amazing birds' nests we made using twigs and other natural foraged materials. Great fun and a very proud day!


Picture: Demonstrating at The Royal Horticultural Society, RHS Rosemoor, Torrington, Devon


All workshops (listed below) are always taught by me, there are no substitutes. I am a very friendly, patient and caring tutor with a huge passion for fun, flowers and floral design. Oh, and just in case you are wondering, I am a fully qualified tutor, have won numerous awards for my teaching and have over 30 years experience.


I guarantee you will go home from your workshop with not only a design that you are really proud of, but one that you are happy to show off to your family and friends. Very importantly, you will have gained the confidence and experience to be able to repeat it again on your own.

Workshops are taught using fresh flowers and vary in size according to the design being made. You will always receive individual attention. Tables are provided and you will have plenty of room to work. All adults are very welcome. Take a look at what we've been up to recently External link opens in new tab or windowhere there are lots of pictures of past workshops to have a browse through.


I frequently add extra workshops, so if you would like to be the first to know, please External link opens in new tab or windowcontact me and I will add you to my newsletter list.

Fees are per person and are payable on booking, either by External link opens in new tab or windowemail or External link opens in new tab or windowphone. They include unlimited refreshments and the basics to help you make your design. An easy-to-follow list showing things you need to bring to your workshop will be issued a couple of weeks before you attend. And should you wish to use it, a pop-up shop with floristry goods is available at each session.


Here's a thought for you. Did you know that flowers are like friends? There is no doubt they really do brighten up your day. So bearing that in mind, why don't you come along to a workshop this year and join in the fun?

Always popular, they are not only a great way to meet like-minded people, but also give you the chance to learn a relaxing and creative skill. You will be surprised at what you can achieve, even if you have never done anything like this before.

If you can't make any of my workshops, remember I can always run one for you. Many ladies groups do this at a venue of their choice - they can even be held from your home if you prefer. Private lessons are also available.

And of course, not forgetting businesses - workshops are great team-building events which can be run at any location.

Please don't be shy about coming alone, as plenty do!


All workshops below will be held at Combe St Nicholas Village Hall, Combe St Nicholas, near Chard, Somerset, TA20 3NY


It's a Corker!

Saturday 2 October 2021

10am-12.30pm and 2pm-4.30pm £25

Now is the time for a gorgeous autumnal design in stunning jewel colours, using a natural cork container with a rustic texture. Once filled with seasonal flowers and foliage it’s a perfect eco-friendly gift for a friend – if you can bear to part with it!

 

Fabulous Flowers for Christmas

There’s nothing like planning ahead is there? As the evenings draw in it’s time to have some festive floral fun:


Christmas Chic

Saturday 6 November 2021

10am-12.30pm and 2pm-4.30pm £25

A very classy festive gift - or just for you? This unique design is recyclable, biodegradable… and oh, so stylish. Add flowers, foliage - even a surprise little treat - and you really won’t want to part with it. Don’t miss this one, it’s FAB-U-LOUS!

 

Victorian Christmas Berry Pot

Monday 22 November 2021

10am-12.30pm and 2pm-4.30pm £25

Here’s a traditional design ideal for anywhere in your home, or as a gift. Bursting joyously from the twine-bound container you’ll make, this Christmas cornucopia of pine cones, faux berries, a few flowers and evergreen foliage will be loved by all.

 

Christmas Mantelpiece

Saturday 4th December 2021

10am-12.30pm and 2pm-4.30pm £25

This fabulous long-lasting low design has fresh deep green foliage, natural wintry textures of lichen branches, fir cones, berries, a few flowers and accessories. It’s also perfect for a deep windowsill, sideboard or table. A real show-stopper!

 

Let It Snow!

Monday 13th December 2020

10am-12.30pm and 2pm-4.30pm £25

Put magic in the air with a trio of fabulously fresh Scandinavian designs for your festive table. Bringing the outside in is key to creating a Nordic feel for Christmas - so think sparkly twigs, snow, a few flowers, faux berries and freshly picked foliage.

 

To book your workshop, simply email External link opens in new tab or windowashvilledesign@outlook.com or call me on External link opens in new tab or window07906 259 683

 
Cancellation policy:
All fees are payable on booking and can only be refunded or transferred to another workshop if either you or I can find another student to take your place. In the extremely unlikely event that I have to cancel, you will either receive a refund or the option to transfer to another workshop of your choice.


A few student testimonials follow - I'm so proud of these:


"These workshops are always so enjoyable and have the added bonus of meeting new people with a similar interest. Instructions are very clear and easy to follow and there is always encouragement and help when needed. I have really surprised myself with the beautiful arrangements I have made and am really looking forward to the next one."


"I never believed I'd be able to do something like this, I love what I've made. My daughter and grand-daughter were really pleased with theirs too, we'll be coming again."


"I really enjoyed myself. I was a bit wary having not done anything like this before and concerned because I'm not arty or creative at all. However - I impressed myself and was absolutely delighted with what I made. Everyone was very friendly, everything was easy to follow, even for a complete beginner. I'm definitely coming again, it was great."