I feel like I use the words beauty and joy alot when describing a workshop but that’s what they are – a couple of hours of pure beauty and joy! My latest workshop was a new one for me, pressing the seasons best flowers and then creating pressed flower tealight holders as shown in this pressed flower DIY. This was the first time I’ve used all fresh flowers for a workshop and I know it won’t be the last.
Despite the day before jitters I always have the best time teaching. Each group is different and I love the mix each workshops brings. As a teacher seeing others create and find the same delight I do in using flowers to get creative is so wonderful and never wears thin. I came to the garden as a maker, originally growing flowers to sit alongside the jewellery tutorials I was writing and now they have crept in and become the main event. Using craft to introduce people to the potential nature has is beyond rewarding. I’m completely captivated by the cycles the Earth gives us and by demonstrating how we can harness and use them to keep our creative energy burning throughout the year is really important to me.
I’m really enjoying getting into the groove of workshops again. Passing on my enthusiasm and knowledge for all things floral and handmade is connecting so many of us. There are still some spaces left on my upcoming workshops, if you haven’t booked yet, come on, the beauty and joy are waiting for you (alongside tea and cake, obvs!). x