A professional workshop at Little Park House.
Wiring is a skill which has many uses in an event florist’s repertoire. From buttonholes to shower bouquets, the use of wires in floristry is a subtle and discrete technique which can create finesse in the finer details of floral design.
Enjoy a day at a beautiful country house where you will perfect and fine tune the key floristry technique of wiring. Using a selection of flowers, many of which will have been grown by Jill in her cutting garden, Lindsey will guide you through the basics before you make your own wired bouquet. Your finished work will then be professionally photographed by Caroline Palmer for use in your own portfolio.
Lindsey Kitchin is an experienced event florist at The White Horse Flower Company. She has been teaching workshops to florists and non-florists for many years. Lindsey uses wired flowers mostly in her wedding work, such as for buttonholes and bouquets.
Jill Houston lives at Little Park House and is a flower farmer currently in her second year of growing for retail. Together we are combining a love of cooking, specialist skills and experience with flowers at this beautiful location to host a series of workshops.
This workshop is aimed at florists wishing to improve their wiring techniques rather than the flower enthusiast and some basic wiring experience/understanding is required. The class will be intentionally small so that each participant has adequate time and support throughout the day.
Tuesday May 9th 2017
The day will begin at 10am & we aim to finish by 4pm
Little Park House, Brimpton, Berkshire
- Arrival: Coffee and cake
- Introduction to the silver wire - basic techniques / making of buttonholes & corsages
- Demonstration of a fully wired bouquet
- Lunch in the orangery or (weather permitting) on the terrace
- Making of a wired bouquet
- Afternoon tea will be served as you work
- Professional photographing of your finished work by photographer Caroline Palmer
- Space will be limited to 6 participants
Cost: £350 per person