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, I have won numerous awards for my teaching and I 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 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 here 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 contact me and I will add you to my newsletter list.
Fees are per person and are payable on booking, either by email or phone. 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
Time for two tiers
Monday 23 September 2019
Learn how to make a stunning two-tiered floral design that will delight you and your friends. Inspired by an Autumn kitchen, it features rich jewel colours, flowers, foliage and seasonal items. Please don’t miss it - this one is a show-stopper!
How to Arrange Flowers Underwater
Saturday 19 October 2019
Want to learn how to create a beautiful foam-free floral design for your home using just a few fresh flowers? This workshop reveals the techniques needed to elegantly arrange your blooms underwater. A current trend that’s simply sensational.
Festive Bottle Bouquet
Monday 4 November 2019
Need the perfect Christmas gift for someone who has everything? Come and learn how to use a unique device created to allow you to transform a standard wine bottle into a fabulous festive floral bouquet. An elegant way to spread the Christmas spirit!
Fabulous Frosty Hat Box
Saturday 16 November 2019
A floral sensation that’s a perfect present. This frosty festive design is made inside a beautiful couture keepsake hatbox. Brimming with festive flowers, foliage, seasonal accessories, gorgeous ribbon and an added touch of sparkle, it’s magical.
Sensational Advent Centrepiece
Monday 25 November 2019
Come and learn how to make an enchanting long-lasting advent design in a shape you never thought possible. Using four traditional candles, this beautiful eye-catching arrangement will be the envy of your festive friends throughout December.
Christmas Door Garland
Saturday 7 December or Monday 9 December 2019
Be the envy of your neighbours with an alternative to the classic circular door wreath. Create your luxurious tear-drop shaped design from lush winter foliage, natural fir cones, accessories and twinkly lights. Wow your guests!
Saturday 14 December 2019
It’s irresistible. Brighten up any room with this magnificent festive design made with a locally sourced willow lantern. Using foraged materials together with a few flowers and accessories, this guarantees to give the warmest welcome to your guests.
Monday 16 December 2019
Whatever your plans, this table decoration centred around a glass hurricane vase captures a “Country Christmas”. Combining winter foliage, foraged materials, baubles and accessories, it is timeless, traditional - and a joy for all to see.
To book email firstname.lastname@example.org or call me on 07906 259 683:
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."