Making Traditional Moulded Silk Roses

Tutor: Claire Spooner

Lunch: Price includes a hearty lunch.

Level:
All Levels

Typically for a max of 8 people.

Full Day

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Join milliner Claire Spooner for a fun & relaxed workshop, using silk & traditional tools to make beautiful spectacular traditionally moulded silk flowers from which you can make two unique corsages. Each person will complete two flower corsages to take away. This is a fabulous introduction to this skill which could be put to a multitude of uses. You will learn…

– How to select and prepare fabric using scissors & glues.
– How to use templates to cut out petals.
– How to use heated flower irons to mould petals.
– How to assemble your flowers using a glue gun.
– How to construct your own corsages.

No experience required.

Please note there is a £15 material charge payable on the day.

Click on the title below to see a list of items to bring to the workshop if anything.

What to expect

Time at ArtisOn is designed to take you away from it all and provide the environment, the time and the guidance you need to create. You can expect a warm welcome, skilled and friendly tutors plus the chance to meet like-minded people keen to share ideas and experiences. You can even leave us to clear up the mess! There will usually be two workshops going on and we encourage everyone to mingle and be nosey about what the other workshop is up to.

Arrive in time to meet other participants over a cup of tea or coffee and biscuits before beginning your session at the appointed time. There will be a mid-morning break for refreshments and a chance to talk over progress with others. Lunch is usually around 12:45 for about 45 mins – you can expect a homemade 2 course lunch. The main course will be delicious but don’t overdo it as the puds are usually worth waiting for! There will be a further afternoon break with the most wonderful cakes from Roots & Fruits Home Bakery, a North Yorkshire micro-bakery producing handmade bread and cakes. All food and refreshments are included in the price of the workshop.

Finish time is given as a target – there are occasions when the session may overrun so do let us know if you need to be away promptly.

We aim for your day to be a real treat… of course you could always learn a new skill in a shed or a draughty village hall with a curly sandwich, but we want you to have more fun than that! So we make it a day being looked after, with good food, good company and great inspiration!

What you’ll need to bring with you

You will be using glue-guns, steam-irons & heated flower irons so please wear comfy clothing & bring an apron.

“Claire is an amazing and inspirational tutor.  Enjoyed the whole day.”

– Rachael

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