I am often asked lots of questions about my courses - what is the format of the day? How many people are there? Is it friendly if you are coming by yourself? All sorts of questions. So, I thought I would ask a professional photographer (Annabel Smith) to come along to my flower crown course which I ran last month as part of Doddington Hall's cherry blossom festival. I wanted some photos which really showed what the courses are like and I think Annabel has done a great job.
This was a half day course and to give you an idea of what we were up to, we were using blossom, hellebores, narcissi, bluebells and rosemary cut from the garden alongside Lincolnshire grown ranunculus, Cornish eucalyptus and soft ruscus.
I did a couple of demonstrations and talked through the techniques that you need to make a flower crown - either a simple circlet of flowers or a big, full-on floral extravaganza. Then fuelled by tea coffee and biscuits off everyone went!
It really was lovely - a great fun group of people, a gorgeous sunny day, some really pretty flowers and, after some hard work, some spectacular results! It always amazes me that you can give a group of people exactly the same ingredients and instruction and each creation is totally unique.
One of the best bits for me was that everyone then went and floated around the blossom festival in the gardens, wearing their floral crowns like true flower fairies.
Hopefully these pictures will give you a sense of what we are all about - My aim is to make the courses welcoming, inspiring, pretty and good fun. If you think that you would love to try your hand at doing something creative then why not come along and join us for a day - we do everything from hand tied bouquets to willow chickens! It would be lovely to see you - hop onto the courses page here.