Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Wonderful Workshops - Christmas Wreaths

Hello all, as some of you might know, last night was another of our Campbell's Flower School sessions and featured gorgeous materials such as mosses, blue spruce, pine, cones, cinnamon sticks and chillies in our Christmas Wreath workshop.

We all met at the very lovely tea rooms La Petite Salle where we were incredibly well looked after by Beth who served us fabulous drinks and delicious warmed mince pies with brandy butter.  I, however, couldn't resist the lemon cake, which I can very highly recommend!  Pop down and say hello to Beth or Sarah, if you're in the area - you'll be hard pushed to choose from their vast selection of leaf teas.

Beginning with a mossed wreath ring, I demonstrated in stages how to make a double leg mount to attach blue spruce and berried ivy.  We then moved on to creating hair pins to secure some lovely sphagnum  moss and learnt the best way to attach cones, chillies and tillandsia moss to add some beautiful Christmassy texture to the design.

Here are a few photos from the evening of everyone working away:-

I've just noticed that somehow Krista managed to dodge the camera!

And this is what everyone made - what I love about workshops is that everyone watches the same demonstration, gets the same help and instructions, works with the same materials and yet everyone always creates something different which is as individual as they are! Fantastic!

Here are their finished wreaths ...

Aren't they gorgeous?  We had a wonderful time, everyone said it was so relaxing but fun and really rewarding to create something to proudly show off to family, friends and neighbours over the holiday season.  If you'd like to do the same, we have a couple of places left on our last few dates.  Pop over to the website for more details or get in touch and I'll get back to you as soon as I can. Or, alternatively, we have a growing bank of tutorials for all you DIYers out there - click on the link or the button at the top of this page.

I do so love this time of the year.  Right, I'd better go as I've a consultation soon!


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