Welcome to July. It feels like summer has disappeared for a while ,but it’s been so lovely to plan some events and collaborations recently. As much as I love a friendly Zoom chat, it just isn’t like the feeling of spending the day with like minded creatives doing what we love. Below is some information on what’s coming up if you’ve been missing some real life creativity.
July 20 2021 A one day creative workshop with Artist Flora Roberts
Twickenham 10.30-4pm £195
Join my self and Leigh Chappell as we host a one day creative workshop with textile artist Flora Roberts Her decorative, painterly florals and distinctive designs are inspired by the seasons and are highly sought after. Flora will be sharing her inspiration with us in an informal talk after which we will create a garden bouquet with Leigh. We’ll use seasonal flowers that echo Flora’s whimsical designs tied up with a botanical dyed ribbon. I will be there to photograph the arrangements alongside Flora’s art to create some images to keep. Lunch, ribbon and flowers included. Email or DM me on Instagram to book.
July 23 2021 A one day creative workshop with The Natural Dye Works
Twickenham 10.30-4pm £295
Join myself and leigh Chappell Flowers as we welcome colour alchemist Ros Humphries of The Natural Dye Works She will be sharing her knowledge of botanical dying as we create a beautiful soft styling cloth. All will be revealed as Ros explains her natural dying techniques and how she creates her signature colours naturally. Afterwards, we will create a garden inspired bouquet with Leigh and enjoy a photography styling session using our new props with me. Lunch, cloth, flowers and ribbon included in the price. You can book through Ros’s website here
September 29 2021 A one day Dutch Masters inspired Retreat
Twickenham 10.30-4pm £250
Leigh and I are hosting a one day workshop at her home studio in Twickenham. Leigh will guide you through making a centre piece arrangement and we will be exploring natural light to photograph our floral masterpieces. Seasonal flowers, vessel, lunch included. Email or DM me on Instagram for information and to book.
May 15-18 2022 A creative retreat with Eden Blooms
Old Basing, Hampshire
Prices starting from £350
I am so looking forward to this retreat in Old Basing at the home of Wedding Florist Hazel Steward @edenblooms
Hazel, an established wedding florist with many years experience in the business lives and works from her 17th century, thatched cottage recently renovated to offer luxury accommodation to guests. This will be a relaxing, floral filled retreat with the chance to unwind, enjoy delicious food as well as have the opportunity to create with beautiful english blooms with hands on advice from Hazel. We have a calligraphy workshop, a gin tour and some lovely flowery workshops lined up in her studio. There will be the chance to spend three nights at the retreat, the option to stay in nearby accommodation or a day option (Monday only) For more details you can visit Hazel’s website here
October 8-10 2021 Strawberry Hill Flower Festival
I am so excited to be organising this event again with Leigh Chappel. Last year we had to take it all online, but we’re back this year with 30 amazing florists, designers and artists filling the house with stunning floral magic. We will be celebrating British florals and demonstrating and supporting sustainability within the flower industry. There will be talks, demonstrations and floral master classes to join. Tickets are on sale here
Do let me know if you’d like to find out any more details of any of these workshops.