Provided for you:

All the basics for making a simple green wreath for your door. You’ll also be provided with a limited amount of extras such as artificial berries, fresh eucalyptus, pine cones, foraged ivy and holly, dried orange slices, cinnamon sticks and decorative ribbon. Although there will be enough for all, please feel free to bring more for your own or shared use if you’d like.

Please would you bring (essential):

A bucket to hold your fresh greenery in while working

A large heavy-duty carrier bag to take your finished piece home in

Heavy-duty scissors or secateurs

An apron

Please also bring (optional):

A small string of battery-operated fairy lights if you’d like your wreath to be lit.

Your own preferred ribbon – ideally about 2” wide with wire edging as it’s easier to shape.

An assortment of bits n bobs you’d like to attach to your wreath to add personality and style. There’s plenty to see online (e.g. on Pinterest) to get you thinking. In the past I’ve used: small baubles or tree decorations, pheasant feathers, dried seed-heads and stems, dried fruit/chillies, items from a bag of very chunky Christmas pot-pourri which also adds scent as well as texture and colour. Less is more, and not everything is easy to attach, so be prepared to amend your plans as you go!

Please bear in mind:

It’s essential you read the Risk Assessment before booking onto the session; you’re responsible for your own wellbeing.

I’m not offering this either as a tutor or qualified florist, I’m just sharing what I’ve learnt with family and good friends; it’s not for profit and non-refundable once you’ve confirmed your place.

There’s a strong possibility you’ll get quite wet and cold. The Hall will be kept quite cool to preserve the greenery and your hands will be in and out of water and handling cold, damp moss and wires. I strongly suggest wearing lots of layers – there’s a good reason that lots of florists wear bodywarmers, fingerless gloves and scarves while working. Warm socks, sensible footwear and an apron are essential.

I fully intend to play rubbishy Christmas tunes and snaffle mince pies as we go, please let me know if you have any preferences music-wise, or have any additional needs I need to be aware of.

If the session is unable to go ahead because of unexpected Government restrictions, I will do my best to resolve that by dropping off your basic kit at your door and offering a Zoom or Teams demonstration instead. If you’re off because of illness or having to self-isolate please contact me directly.