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.

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

 

The school is currently closed for the summer but you can still book workshops, see below.


My 2018 Autumn/Christmas programme follows:

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


Rustic Charm

Monday 24th September 2018

10am-12.30pm or 2pm-4.30pm £20

Celebrate the start of Autumn making a gorgeous rustic design featuring rich jewel colours. Learn how to use bamboo, coconut, straw, a few flowers, foliage and seasonal items in an awe-inspiring arrangement with fabulous textures. Don’t miss it.

 

Oval Hand-tied Posy

Saturday 13th October 2018

10am-12.30pm or 2pm-4.30pm £20

A unique, stylish country design with a difference. Come and learn all the techniques you need to easily hand-tie your flowers, foliage and accessories into an oval shaped posy. Wrapped in grapevine, this one will definitely be the envy of your friends.

 

Supermarket Sizzler

Saturday 27th October 2018

10am-12.30pm or 2pm-4.30pm £20

Ever wondered how you could turn autumnal bunches of flowers into a stunning and stylish arrangement? This striking design uses standard supermarket flowers, twigs and whatever foliage you have available. Definitely a feast for the eyes.

 

Fabulous Flowers for Christmas

There’s nothing like planning ahead is there? With the evenings drawing in and Christmas only 6 weeks away, it’s time to have some festive floral fun and start our Christmas workshops:

 

Twinkling Twig Stars

Monday 12th November 2018

10am-12.30pm or 2pm-4.30pm £20

Here’s a very pretty festive design that can’t fail to please. Come and learn how to make natural rustic floral decorations for your home and Christmas tree that will last for years. This one is Scandinavian inspired – with some added sparkle.

 

Christmas Parcels

Saturday 17th November 2018

10am-12.30pm or 2pm-4.30pm £20

Come and learn all the techniques you need to make a hand-crafted festive parcel adding an innovative seasonal flower arrangement. Designed to inspire, this will definitely put flowers at the heart of your home over the Christmas period.

 

Snow Globe

Monday 3rd December 2018

10am-12.30pm or 2pm-4.30pm £25

Revel in the beauty and elegance of this stunning design. Learn how to create your Christmas floral scene inside a contemporary styled glass globe. A gorgeous addition for your home – or a gift to make someone’s Christmas sparkle.

 

Fabulous Festive Ideas

Monday 10th December 2018

10am-12.30 or 2pm-4.30pm £20

Christmas is just around the corner, so this workshop will demonstrate oodles of ideas for low-cost gifts and decorations for your home. Then it’s your turn to make two unique designs full of the joys of the season. Be inspired - don’t miss this one.

 

Luscious Doors

Saturday 15th December 2018

10am-3pm £30

Be the talk of the town. Create a truly fabulous luxury door wreath that you’ll be proud to say you made with your own fair hands. Using seasonal foliage, flowers, and accessories this gorgeous design can’t fail to bring festive joy to your home.

 

Sensational Centrepiece

Monday 17th December 2018

10am-3pm £30

It’s time to impress your guests with a stunning centrepiece for your Christmas dining table. A classic design with a contemporary twist oozing style this is guaranteed to add the “wow” factor to your festive feast. Come and be inspired… and admired.


To book email ashvilledesign@outlook.com or call me on 07906 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."