Join us for a celebration of all that early Autumn has to offer...
We will use seasonal flowers, fruits & foliage to create wild, whimsical floral work. Together we will spend 2 days and 3 nights surrounded by the bounty of early Autumn. We will wander the rural landscape gathering inspiration and flora and dine outdoors under the September sky at tables spilling over with seasonal blooms and a feast of locally sourced produce.
A celebration of the season. A collaborative floral class in the Worcestershire countryside September 10th - 13th.
In the morning you will create a statement vase arrangement in a custom-made vessel. India will lead you through her process before letting you loose to gather armfuls of flowers from the abundance of varieties on offer. The focus will be on creating shape, height and texture within a large piece. After lunch you will begin to create your table centrepiece, again in a custom-made vessel. This piece will be about creating a wild natural centrepiece adding as many delicate details as we can. India will show you how she selects the prettiest blooms, and then how to style your piece in a still life set up using Autumnal produce and foraged ephemera
In the morning we will be joined by Tammy of Wild Bunch, she will be working with you to create beautiful untamed bridal bouquets. Your work will be photographed with a model later in the day for your portfolio. After lunch India will lead you as a group to work together to create an elaborate large installation piece. We will cover a few different installation techniques from structure dressing, to hanging pieces and wild upright pieces that emulate a growing garden. We will later add tables, chairs and your delicate centrepieces to the space and dine that evening surrounded by your stunning floral creations.
As an attendee you will stay at the beautiful Redford Farm Barns, boutique barns set in 12 acres of land only three miles from Vervain HQ at Field Farm. The accommodation is adjacent to the stable, a moody and relaxed space where dinner will be served on the first and second nights of the retreat.
Tammy of Wild Bunch will be joining us on September 12th to share her vision and design ethos behind her beautiful bridal bouquets. She will begin by demonstrating how she gathers her materials and creates her bouquets, then be on hand to guide you through your own process of creating a sumptuous bouquet. Your bouquets will be finished off with custom dyed silk and velvet ribbons created especially for our workshop.
DL Acken Danielle will be joining us over the course of the workshop to capture your experience, from the atmospheric dinners to the delicate floral pieces you create. Danielle will also spend time talking you through her process and how to best capture your work.
The class includes...
All flowers and foliage
3 nights at Redford Farm Barns 3 Dinners. 3 Breakfasts and 2 Lunches
A welcome parcel that will include seeds, ribbon and local produce
2 Handmade vessels to take home with you
Snips and an apron
Professional photographs of your work
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