Pull up a chair and pour yourself a glass of champagne, I have a glorious summer afternoon to share with you. I recently hosted a dried flower wreath workshop for a fabulous hen party and I want to show you around. For various reasons I haven’t hosted any workshops since the Creative Cocoon but it was wonderful to have people making magic at my table again.

Obviously I take what I do seriously and always want any attendee to leave feeling inspired and excited to have learnt a new skill. For a hen party I want to make sure the atmosphere is fun, relaxed but still has all the elements of a normal workshop, little details like floral cakes, scented candles and an uplifting playlist all add to the atmosphere. Luckily for me the group turned up in a fabulously bubbly mood and eager to learn and create – all I needed to do was provide a simple demonstration and they were off!

Running workshops throughout the year means the materials will always vary. For this workshop, the first hydrangeas turned from pink to a gorgeous dusty mauve (and were much easier to work with semi dried).  Astrantia, alliums and seed pods harvested from the first Nigella took on a really pretty pink flush, making the table a wash with wonderful tones and textures. It was gorgeous and I always take great pleasure pulling together a colour palette for a group to work with. As the session progresses the materials  change and take on the personality of the person creating. I always look out for the moment when everyone gets into their own flow and the wreaths transform from materials on the table into a beautiful object to be enjoyed.

This workshop has got my hosting head on, so keep an eye out for for upcoming dates as we head into Autumn. If you are looking for a hen party, gathering of friends or even corporate event please get in touch. My diary is open up until Christmas and I’d love to fill it with some beautiful workshops. I write workshops with all levels of maker in mind, years of writing tutorials means I am experienced in making methods as simple as possible and I am on hand to help with techniques and design as we work through the workshop.

If you’d like to see more of what I do, I’ll leave some links to past workshops below.

You can find all posts collated here in the Workshop Category  but here are some of my favourites…

Flower Pressing Workshop

Spring Craft Workshops

Christmas Crafting

Taking workshops on the Road

I really do hope to see you soon. Lotts x

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  • Dried_summer_flowers
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