• Floral Arrangement in a Willow Vase
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Workshop Details

Workshop Overview

This hybrid workshop combines two skills into one day of learning. You will learn how to make a willow vase using traditional stake and strand techniques such as waling and randing followed by a masterclass in floral arrangements taught by Steve from the Florist of Cardiff. This is a fully packed heritage crafts day filled with lots of learning. Not only will you be able to display a beautiful and unusual floral arrangement in your home (or give as a gift) but you will also be able to own your creativity and amaze friends, family and neighbours when you tell them you made it.

Floral Arrangement in a Willow Vase

What You Will Learn

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During this workshop, you will:

  • Examine the essential equipment used for basketmaking;
  • Examine the essential equipment used for floristry;
  • How to handle willow safely;
  • Follow health and safety procedures when using basketmaking and floristry equipment;
  • Discuss the way in which willow is prepared correctly for basketmaking;
  • Learn stake and strand techniques for basketmaking;
  • Learn how to lay down a border;
  • Use traditional floristry techniques to create a bouquet;
  • How to trim cut flowers for an arrangement;
  • Learn placing techniques to create a balanced arrangement;
  • Discuss techniques for keeping your cut flowers looking good for as long as possible;
  • Discuss the care of your willow vase to get years of enjoyment.

What You Take Home

Floral Arrangement in a Willow Vase
Floral Arrangement in a Willow Vase
Floral Arrangement in a Willow Vase
  • Floral Arrangement in a Willow Vase
  • Floral Arrangement in a Willow Vase
  • Floral Arrangement in a Willow Vase

Learners will take home a finished willow vase complete with a beautiful floral arrangement.

Important Details

The Rural Skills Centre will provide:

  • All materials and equipment for the workshop will be provided;
  • Tea/Coffee and lots of cake;
  • Lunch (let us know if you have any specific dietary requirements);
  • Parking; and
  • Accessible facilities.
  • Floral Arrangement in a Willow Vase
  • Floral Arrangement in a Willow Vase
  • Floral Arrangement in a Willow Vase

Suitability

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This workshop is suitable for anyone with an interest in basketmaking and floristry.

Schedule

Floral Arrangement in a Willow Vase
Time Activity
10:00 Tea and biscuits on arrival, registration and welcome
10:15 Health and safety in Willow work environment
10:30 Making a stake and strand base and stake up sides
11:15 Tea/Coffee and homemade cake
11:30 Make side of basket using techniques such as waling and randing
13:30 Lunch
14:15 Lay down border
15:00 Create floral arrangement for basketry vase
16:00 Tea/Coffe and homemade cake
17:00 Workshop finishes
Floral Arrangement in a Willow Vase
Steve Harris
Steve Harris

Tutors

This workshop is taught by Steve from The Florist of Cardiff and Gill from Rural Skills Centre.

Gill Jones Willow
Gill Jones