I love a workshop, taking a few hours or days to learn a new skill, meet new people and come home with something you’ve made yourself or with a good story to tell about your new expertise! I have done a few floristry course spurred on by my fleeting job helping out in a Florist over the major flower giving festivities!
Good old Facebook worked its magic with a sponsored post of a local florist I knew about, Hannah Walker of Bride and Bloom advertising a Christmas Wreath workshop. It was timed to perfection with my Mums birthday so my one sister, Mum and me booked up to help make our doors look festive for Christmas!
I always like a theme so taking it literally donned my fave christmas blouse and of course wreath tinsel earrings!
Because our host had great taste and concentrates on using British flowers we had some lovely things like dried hydrangea heads, nigella seed pods, interesting eucalyptus as well as shiny berries, glossy Holly and the use of spray paints if we fancied!
The other lady on the course, Carole is a grower of some of the British flowers and foliage Hannah uses for her business, what a dream team to have chatted to!
We all enjoyed the fact it was a very casual class, we could be as artistic as we liked, with Hannah there to help if we got stuck! oh and to ply us with wine, tea and mince pies! To top off a lovely evening, our kind tutor had also thoughtfully made my mum a birthday gift, a sweet potted crocus in a vintage cup and saucer!
Here we are with the fruits of our labour, pleased as punch as you can see..