Monday, 16 December 2013

Wreath Making Class

I saw a wreath making class advertised by the "Parks and Cemeteries" with  all materials  included for £7.50 so I thought we'd  give it a go. 

It was held in a massive greenhouse and we started off with a talk on green willow and a demonstration by Dorothy who had a put together a few wreaths for us to get ideas from, then it was time to "get making"

We each chose 10 lengths of willow and wove it into a ring, weaving away until we were happy with the shape,

then we added the foliage of which there was plenty to choose from and wired it all together,

adding  fir cones, berries  and  dried orange slices  

we finished them off with wired ribbon bows and had a cuppa and a mince pie before taking some pictures.

These two did very well for a first attempt  

I've hung one on the  bike in the back garden along with some fairy lights and an old railway lantern and the other on the fence,

very festive......

A nice shade of purple...this is the bruise on my leg after my fall last week.....must be more careful!!

Lucey X


Ali said...

Gorgeous wreaths well done - ouch!! that bruise looks nasty!!!

Primroses Attic said...

Love the wreaths. Your bike looks so festive with the lights.
That bruise looks painful, take care.

Noelle the dreamer said...

Outch! That's one nasty hematome!
Love the wreaths (and the bicyle!)
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Rose H (UK) said...

Cor, that's a big bruise, hope you are feeling okay after your fall.
The wreaths are lovely :o)
Sending my very best wishes for Christmas and 2014!
Rose H

Greenorchid said...

That's one impressive bruise!
What a great price for a workshop... £45 for the same round here, so I didn't go. Cx

KC'sCourt! said...

Love the wreaths, and your bike.
That bruise is something!
Julie xxxxxxxx

Vintage Sheet Addict said...

Now that's a great way to spend £7.50! Bargain, you've done a great job! :) x