Too wet and warm to think about Christmas? Well.. It's nearly here! Come along to The Flower Hive's workshop to learn how to make a wreath with natural and fully biodegradable materials. We will start by 'diving' straight into the straw so that you can create your own straw base. It looks difficult but so many people who came to previous workshops found it fairly easy. The next step is creating your pretty bunches, adding dried flowers and lots of exciting foliage and twigs. From here it's just a case of putting it all together, drinking mulled vine and listening to carols..then.. voila! Your wreath is ready to adorn your door! You can book here
I was recently approached by Bryngawr Country Park in Bridgend to create a workshop which could run in their beautiful grounds and take advantage of the natural surroundings. We came up with the idea of a “Foraged” Christmas wreath. Those taking part would walk around the woodland and forage for beautiful botanical material. I thought of simplifying the Asymmetrical wreath design which will work really well with the wild nature of the park.
All wreaths made will be fully biodegradable and it is probably the most eco wreath you will ever make (with literally zero air miles), unless you forage in your garden. Come along, learn and be inspired! To book please go to the Bryngawr Park Website: HERE
Great review from talented Jakki who did the photo-documentary of the Campanula Medium Workshop.
Following an invite by Eva to take a part in the Flower Hive Paper Flower Workshop, I turned up in good time, full of excitement and anticipation.
The Venue was perfect, being held at Dear Doris in Penarth, a quaint little gift shop but with enough space for us comfortably to run the workshop.
The main table was beautifully laid out with a selection of wonderful paper flowers showing the end results. I must be honest I took one look and did think "mine will never look that good".
Certainly, from a distance you'd be hard-pressed to know they weren't fresh flowers.
Eva had thought of everything and set a place for each attendee with a little envelope containing all the relevant templates we would need for the evening. I thought this was a very thoughtful touch because it meant when we went home we could give it a try and make more and I certainly am going to be doing that very soon when my niece and nephew start their school holidays.
Eva provided a selection of coloured crepe papers and she was very clear with her instructions explaining for example that Italian crepe paper is a much better quality and slightly stronger and therefore helps when forming the flower shapes required.
Throughout the evening we all laughed at our attempts to follow what Eva made look so effortless. Being such a great teacher, we were all able to recreate the beautiful flowers by the end of the session.
We all said that we are looking forward to the next workshop and hoped it will be to show us how to make the lovely sweet peas that Eva had on the table alongside a vase of fresh ones.
Thank you, Eva, for a fabulous, fun evening that has resulted in me having a new skill. I can't recommend the Paper Flower Workshop enough.
Jakki X x
I am changing the direction of my business and planning new things for 2019. I have a fabulous opportunity to run a paper flower workshop at the RHS Cardiff Flower Show. I am excited and looking forward to seeing some amazing creations. After a little vote, it seems that most people would like to create a daffodil and as this is very seasonal and very Welsh, what better way to start!!
Rummaging through images for my newsletter I found these beautiful photos from last summer's wedding at Rosedew Farm. It is so lovely to see what happens when flowers take over the garden and there is such abundance to create from! Such joy and energy in the force of nature! Amazing Photos by Grace Elizabeth Photo and Film from Lydia and Dan's whimsical wedding ..
Fabulous images from Rebecca and Richard's autumnal wedding. Thank you for sharing your special day and all the best for your future! Photography by Kate Adams
Need some Christmas inspiration? Come and see us at St Fagans Christmas Nights. We will be there on Wednesday 6th and Saturday 9th December from 6pm-9pm, demonstrating wreath making and showing you different techniques which you can use to create one yourself. You will find us in the Kennixton barn. You can see more information about the night and buy tickets HERE
Fabulous wedding in the Vale of Glamorgan countryside where Tamsin and Dusty tied the knot. Beautiful images by Silverbirch photography
In the middle of a very busy wedding season I was approached by BBC Radio Wales Country Focus to have a little talk about growing cut flowers.. I have to say I was nervous, but it is definitely easier to talk to a microphone than to a camera:) Have a listen..... Enjoy! . BBC RADIO WALES from Daffodils to Lavender
We had some really hot weather and as the result the flowers are growing abundantly. This little video was captured by Claire from Oh So Curious, from one of our flower arranging workshops. Thank you everybody for coming, I hope it inspired you to create something beautiful for your home.
Hello to all you lovely visitors,