Saturday 6th December saw my first Wreath Workshop here in Worcester…. well, specifically at Warren Farm in Brockhampton. The farm is run and owned by James and Victoria Hawkins, a talented couple who produce award winning Rapeseed oil, fresh apple juice and thankfully for me, have now turned their hands to growing British Flowers! Since meeting them earlier this year, we’ve chatted over tea, coffee, cake, mud and of course flowers…. I can’t wait for the growing season to come round again…. any excuse for a natter and to pick flowers with that view!
Putting this blog post together has been a real pleasure and I hope you enjoy it… I won’t chat too much but you must know that it was SOOO much fun! We had the most perfect crisp Winters day for it, everyone who came was lovely and working with James and Victoria is just so easy… especially as Victoria makes a mean mince pie! Oh and Sam…… my lovely mate Sam… the talented lady who took all these pictures! We’ve only known each other nine months or so but I have to say, she’s a bloody good laugh and a talented photographer to boot! So thanks again Sam…. you’re a keeper!
Ok, I said I wouldn’t chat too much but for those who haven’t made a wreath from scratch….. first off you moss a wire ring- as illustrated above by the lovely Cheryl (love this shot)! Next, choose your materials, create bundles and bind them onto the mossed ring with the reel wire.
keep layering and binding on your bundles until you fill the mossed ring…..
Here I am, lending a hand to Cheryl… apart from the odd suggestion, she and the rest of the group “got it” and they were soon fully immersed in decorating their wreaths. I love how a room falls silent to concentration… it’s how I felt when I did my floristry courses and to be honest, to witness it in my own workshop made me feel very proud!
so while we crafted our wreaths, winter continued and the chickens roamed…
we did, of course finish our masterpieces- ALL completely different and unique… here are a few… with an obligatory group photo, no less!
Well, I hope you enjoyed my most epic blog post yet!? Come 2015 there will be alot more of these and of course, MORE workshops; handtieds and floral crowns to name a few will be on the agenda, so keep your eyes peeled or get in touch to organise your own group session!