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 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
2020 workshop programme so far:
Saturday 25 January 2020
Let’s celebrate our first workshop for 2020 by going back in time learning how to create a beautiful design inspired by Downton Abbey. Using seasonal foliage and just a few flowers, even Downton’s butler, Mr Carson, would approve of this one!
Tower of Tulips
Monday 24 February 2020
Shake away those winter blues discovering how to create a tall, rustic and misty arrangement using an abundance of spring tulips. Learn new techniques plus tips and tricks on how to care for your gorgeous blooms. A fabulously fun morning.
How to Arrange Spring Flowers in a Vase
Saturday 14 March 2020
Sounds so simple! This workshop will untangle all your questions, show you the best ways to display your blooms, explain simple rules about buying your flowers and give trade tips on how to ensure they last as long as possible. Don’t miss it.
Saturday 4 April 2020
Come and create a modern interpretation of a traditional basket arrangement with this “just picked” floral design. Using seasonal flowers and foliage, it has a natural country garden feel. Perfect for your own home or as a gorgeous Easter gift.
Monday 11 May 2020
Have a love for vintage? Here’s a design in a vintage inspired container using flowers and foliage with a pastel colour palette. Perfect for upcoming informal summer gatherings, or, if you can bear to part with it, a beautiful present for someone else.
Blousy British Bouquet
Saturday 27 June 2020
Come and enjoy a relaxing morning to celebrate British Flowers Week using British products. Learn how to create your beautiful, blousy bouquet in a clever re-usable and environmentally friendly container. Just for you… or a perfect eco-friendly gift.
Monday 20 July 2020
An elegant long and low design you can easily adapt for every season of the year. This arrangement made using the roses we all love will look fabulous anywhere in your home - and will definitely be the envy of your friends. It’s gorgeous!
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."