North Parade Christmas Evening Market Thursday 13th December
4.00 pm – 10.00 pm
South Oxford Farmers Market Sunday 16th December
I’ve been making wreaths for about 9 years now. I make them with whatever I have available in the garden and am able to forage (responsibly) nearby. It’s interesting to see how my style has changed since I first started.
A lot of the wreaths I make are with dried flowers from the garden – hydrangeas, Physalis (Chinese Lanterns), Lunaria (Honesty), but I also use green material, and for a few years I made green wreaths with variegated ivy and holly decorated with berries and foraged cones.
Recently I’ve grown interested in the different colours and textures of foliages that can be foraged probably due to the fashion for bigger and simpler wreaths (as well as the twiggier ones).
I am running my second wreath making workshop at Barracks Lane Community Garden this year http://www.barrackslanegarden.org.uk and looking forward to being warm and cosy in the cabin with the new wood burning stove. I’m plotting warm drinks we could have to go with the mince pies.
We’ll be looking at the basic principles of wreath making that can be transferred to many different styles. The base of the wreath and all materials are compostable with the exception of a few pieces of wire and the end result will be a long lasting, individual item for your door or home.
Here are a few that I have made using a variety of materials.
If you’d like to learn how to make your own wreath with natural materials that will last come along to Barracks Lane Garden on Sunday 9th December 2pm -4pm for a relaxed afternoon of wreath making and warming refreshments. The cost is £25.
Email email@example.com to reserve a place or make contact here. http://www.barrackslanegarden.org.uk for venue information