This one-day dried flower course will concentrate on dried flowers but we will also talk about preserved flowers and how they can be mixed with dried to give focus and texture.
Other methods of preservation discussed will include freeze-dried and the use of glycerine and silica gel. Mention will be made of preserved flowers where the natural bloom is treated so that it last and retain its colour. It is a process that is extremely difficult to do at home but Judith will tell you of the best places to purchase and how to arrange them.
If you are interested in silk flowers do let us know and sourcing and arranging of these will also be covered.
Students will make three designs to take home. They will use specially selected dried flowers and foliage including hydrangea, lavender and roses for a hoop design. The second design will be low, smaller and include beautiful preserved flowers which will last for years, and the third, a free flowing design from a wide range of plant material on offer.