Jun 3, 2011

Vintage Blooms and Buttonholes Workshop Detials:

Vintage Blooms and Buttonholes! To book a place on this workshop click here: Wednesday 6th July

Date: Wednesday 6th July
Time: 2.30pm to 4.30pm (two hours)
Level: All Levels
Teacher: Chantal Stear
Price: £53
Maximum Class Size: 6 people

Want to give your home a vintage feel?  Taking inspiration from Constance Spry, this workshop will teach you how to make interesting displays in quirky containers (tea cups, tea pots, gravy boats, jars, tins etc) using a selection of seasonal flowers and foliage with a vintage feel.

Have a rummage through your cupboards and dig out your old china to bring along.  During this workshop you will learn the basic mechanics to help you arrange flowers in tricky vases, and come away with lots of ideas of how and where to display your vases for best effect.

We will also cover how to add your own decorative touches to simple household vessels (using fabrics, ribbon, buttons, beads, and foliage) so that you’ll never be short of a vase.

You will also have the opportunity to learn how to make a buttonhole, using one of the new vintage style roses, suitable for a wedding, prom or whatever event requires that extra flourish.

Advice will be given on choosing suitable flowers, and you will be given step--‐by--‐step instructions on how to wire and tape all the components to create a striking addition to your outfit.

Each participant will take home 3 items:
2 x floral arrangements (1 in a container provided by workshop and decorated by participant and 1 container supplied by participant.)
1 x Buttonhole

Bring along your own favourite teacups, teapots, gravy boats, pretty tins, vintage glassware, perfume bottles, etc or anything you’d like advice on arranging flowers in.

Feel free to also bring along vintage fabrics, lace, buttons etc for the decorative touches, but we will have some available for use.

About Chantal:

Chantal is a Freelance Styling Assistant & Florist

For the past 3 years she has worked closely with Interiors stylists assisting on jobs for a broad range of editorial and commercial clients including BBC Homes & Antiques, Homes and Gardens, Ideal Home, M&S and Mothercare.

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