After an incredibly successful and enjoyable year, I am pleased to announce Flower Thyme’s Fresh Flower Workshop Programme for 2017. From a firm foundation, established over 17 years of tutoring all ages and abilities in the wonderful world of floristry, I hope you will find lots of ideas here to tempt and inspire you over the coming months. All classes are held away from our retail shop in our purpose built workshop in the Old Mill, Kineton – created specifically to accommodate classes of up to 10 individuals in a comfortable, practical environment.
All classes are small and informal, catering for all abilities from the absolute beginner to the more experienced flower arranger. Fees include the cost of all materials and tuition and refreshments are provided, you will leave the class with a display to take home and enjoy. Full payment (non-refundable) is required upon booking to secure your place and early booking is essential as classes do fill up quickly. If you belong to a club or organization or just want to gather a few friends together and would like to book a private class on any subject listed or one of your choice, please call me to discuss additional dates.
I look forward to a flower arranging year with you all.
"Tulips from Amsterdam” – Tuesday 14th March 7-9pm - £35
A trip to the Dutch flower auctions and bulb fields has inspired me to offer you the chance to work with the glorious kaleidoscope of colours tulips have to offer. I will share with you insider hints and tips on how to work with these seasonal beauties to dramatic effect. We will create a contemporary design in oasis as well as a spring hand tie to grace your home.
Easter Door Wreaths – Thursday 6th April 7-9pm - £35
Why do we only welcome our guests at Christmas with a decorated door? On this class we will use an oasis frame to create a stunning spring wreath using herbs, textural foliages, spring flowers and eggs – you will learn how to make a beautiful design to welcome family and friends this Easter.
Easter Tablecentres – Tuesday 11th April 7-9pm - £35
Spring Flowers – daffodils, tulips and beautifully scented hyacinths present a serious challenge when arranging due to their ‘soft’ stems. On this class you will learn many techniques and how to create stunning and simple designs using the wealth of flowers available at this time of year.
You will make a modern table centre to grace your table this Easter holiday.
*Book the two classes above together for the reduced price of £60 and have your home perfectly decorated for Easter!*
Summer Hanging Baskets – Wednesday 3rd May 7-9pm - £40
With my garden centre background I will share my experience and knowledge on how to create your own hanging basket for this summer.
You will create a stunning 14” basket, traditionally lined with moss and filled with plants of your choice from a large selection provided. Whether themed by colour or dictated by position I will guide you through to ensure your basket is the envy of your neighbourhood this year!
Pedestal Arrangement – Thursday 18th May 7-9pm - £60
If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to create stunning pedestal arrangements in a church or for a special occasion here’s your chance…
Step by step instruction will take you through all the pitfalls in creating a large design - but remember to drive to class or you may have trouble taking your work home!
*Class size limited to 5 spaces*
Children’s Workshop - Floral Crowns – Thursday 1st June 2-3pm - £15
A fun-filled workshop to break the boredom of half term! A class where mum and daughters work together to create a splendid floral headdress – suitable for any budding princess!
Vintage and Country Flowers – Wednesday 14th June 7-9pm - £35
Reflect the romance of a classic English country garden using abundance of roses, delphinium, stocks, and other varieties to create informal displays. You will have the opportunity to create a display in your own container – just bring along your vintage finds – jam jars, jugs and glass bowls, even terrines make great containers in which to display these blowsy blooms!
A Garden Bouquet – Monday 17th July 7-9pm - £35
Using flowers and foliages grown in the garden I will share with you hints and tips on how to create your own cutting garden. Sweet Peas, cornflowers, dahlias and a wealth of other materials will then be used to create arrangements suitable to decorate your outside space at home. We will create informal jam jar arrangements to decorate the table, or to hang in garden trees. A second design will be a trug-style basket arrangement in oasis.
Harvest Home – Wednesday 27th September 7-9pm - £35
Using the seasonal bounty of berries, wheat and autumnal colours we will create an arrangement to decorate your table for a harvest supper.
Halloween Fun – Thursday 26th October 7-9pm - £35
Using a pumpkin as an unusual container we will create a suitably scary flower arrangement!
Christmas Table Centres – Wednesday 22nd November 2-4pm - £35
An opportunity to learn how to create a stunning long and low design incorporating seasonal evergreen foliage material, candles and rich coloured fresh flowers to great effect. This will allow you to hone your skills well ahead of the busy festive season allowing you to then recreate the design to adorn your Christmas table.
Mixed Evergreen Door Wreaths - £35
Tuesday 5th December 7-9pm
Wednesday 6th December 7-9pm
Saturday 9th December 10-12noon
Monday 11th December 7-9pm
Tuesday 12th December 7-9pm
Thursday 14th December 7-9pm
A class which has proved to be incredibly popular over the last 17 years. You will learn how to make a traditional mixed evergreen doorwreath using moss, holly, ivy and spruce, this will then be decorated with fruit, berries and fabric ribbon allowing you to take home your completed wreath – Ready to hang on your door for the festive period.
Mixed Evergreen Swags – Saturday 9th December 2-4pm - £40
Using traditional techniques you will learn how to make a metre-long garland which can be used to decorate your fireplace or staircase at Christmas. Mixed evergreen materials will be combined to stunning effect with cones, berries and fruits to complete your design.
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