We are currently looking at dates for 2012 to run this event again at the Zoo, so hopefully some of the folk that we could not fit onto this year's workshop can come next year. We will put the date on the Events page as soon as we can.
|English handmade rope|
|Orange and Cinnamon Wreath|
|harvest herb wreath|
|Drying Nigella pomanders and poppies at Crockbarton|
|Wendy Paul of Organic Blooms|
|Canford E July 2011|
|Canford E Allotments Bristol May 2011|
|Summer herb wreath|
These are really neat. I am working with a bride to make some of these pomanders and heart decorations to go onto all the guests chairs at her wedding this summer. There will be gift boxes under the chairs at the reception with a message from the bride and groom for them to take these little handmade treats home at the end of the celebrations to remember their lovely day.
|wedding chair decoration|
I just have to make them all now....
all the way to Westbury Park (!), to borrow Jo's fab fireplace which is just perfect to photograph the Christmas greengarland swag, even in January. Its a lovely stone Minster fireplace which is well loved and used, in her pretty late Victorian house, in a beautiful light sitting room with a window that gets all the afternoon sun. We even got some of that sun, which at this time of year is a bonus ...
This is a job that I should have done during the season, but as always, the business got in the way, and I was too busy with my order book and customers (hurrah!) to take the time to take proper photos. I always think that I will find the time to do this sort of thing, but I never do. So I did today. It was good. This is a plain fresh blue pine swag on a grapevine decorated with ribbons and cones gathered from Stoke Lodge. It really smelled great and looked fantastic. My demo swag was made in the middle of November and is still going strong on the table outside the kitchen door... That may have something to do with the fabulously cold weather we had in December, and the snow, and the frost, and more snow, and more frost....
Also have some proto-types of spring candle rings that Jo ordered to replace her Christmas candle rings, but will leave that for a another posting.
Thanks to Jo, Duncan, Hannah, Rory and Rex for indulging me. Good tea...