Before Christmas I had the pleasure of running a couple of festive wreath making workshops at the Scandinavian cafe For Fika Sake in Glasgow. With the delicious smell of Nordic pastries and coffee wafting up the stairs I taught two great groups of students how to make their own Christmas door wreath.
There are many ways to make a wreath, but we focused on the most traditional one starting from scratch with a wire frame, mossing it up and adding on mixed seasonal foliage of myrtle, fir, spruce, pistachio and eucalyptus among other ingredients. Then we added luxurious ribbon, dried orange slices, cinnamon sticks, pine cones and succulents to finish the design.
I'm always struck by how individual everyone's designs turn out to be and love seeing people's work come to life. I'm planning a few more workshops for later on in the year including a Mother's Day workshop, but in the meantime if you have a party, hen do or other event and would like to learn some floristry, or would like to suggest a topic for a future workshop please do get in touch firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you to Kirsteen Runcie and Caroline Morgan for the photos.