Floral Workshop - Come and get your hands dirty, with award-winning tuition and expertise.

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 Spring 2019

 Saturday 2nd March or Sunday 3rd March - 9am 'til 12noon - HAND-TIED BOUQUET CLASS     £50/person


Learn how to make a sumptuous handtied bouquet using seasonal spring flowers. These designs are all-round, to be placed in a vase and perfect for the centre of a table. This is an ideal skill to learn if you have no idea what to do with those unarranged bunches from the supermarket, and love to have flowers in your home but find they never look quite right in the vase. It is also brilliant know-how to have up your sleeve if you have a lovely herbaceous cutting garden and want to look like you have an in-house florist too!

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Jessie will provide a full demonstration to begin, teaching you all the tips and techniques you will need to create your own design. You will then be supplied with a lovely seasonal array of flowers and can start getting creative under Jessie' watchful eye, with plenty of time to learn as you go.


 Saturday 2nd March or Sunday 3rd March - 1pm 'til 4pm/5pm - FLORAL FASCINATOR CLASS      £30/person


One of our favourite things to create, and a showstopping alternative to a hat or faux design, these may look complex to make, but with expert guidance you can make one too! And what's more, you can make it unique, to suit you. Learn this skill, and you will never be the shy primrose at any event ever again ....  more, a social butterfly (or at least, you might attract the butterflies!)  Everything you need – including the head band – will be supplied for you.

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Jessie will guide you through full wiring techniques, and this can be intricate work, so remember to bring your reading glasses, if you need them. We won't be rushing, so may run on 'til 5pm.

Wear it home with pride afterwards and the neighbours will think the Queen is coming to tea!


My workshops are a fun and informal opportunity to learn skills and top tips from an award-winning industry expert, in a friendly relaxed environment. No former experience is necessary. Just a willingness to learn, and a love of flowers. We always have a great time!

To book: Email jessie@westdorsetweddingflowers.co.uk. Please include information about which session(s) you are wanting to book in for, and how many places you wish to book. Go on ... bring a friend! The sessions are held in a cosy barn at Dewflock Farm just outside Dorchester - full and detailed directions will be provided when you book.

Please arrive 10-15mins before your class start-time. We will supply all the supplies and tools you need for your workshop, unless you are told otherwise. However, we recommend that you wear comfortable clothing (warm layers in winter) and shoes you are happy standing in, plus perhaps an apron to protect your clothing. If you have a favourite pair of scissors or secateurs you are welcome to bring them, but this is not essential. Gloves are useful if you have sensitive skin or allergies.

We always supply tea and coffee throughout each workshop (usually on a help-yourself basis), with cookies, fruit or other nibbles to keep you well fuelled.