What better way to get yourself in the festive spirit than to make your very own Christmas wreath…..
I was very Kindly invited to attend one of Tide flowers Christmas wreath making workshops at The Hub in Portreath.
Tide flowers is run by the lovely Cat, an extremely talented eco-florist who recently made the move from London down to Cornwall. Cat has such an eye for detail and was so welcoming, really making me feel at home when I arrived.
The workshop was quite intimate, allowing you to get to know your fellow crafters and really get some one to one guidance from Cat. The workshop started by everyone getting to know each other whilst enjoying a drink and very tasty food put on by The Hub. It was great to meet so many creative people including Rebecca (a fabulous artist based in Portreath. Check out her work here).After some nibbles, we sat down for a lesson from Cat on how to make our wreaths. It was great to hear how she uses all the best locally sourced and sustainable materials. She showed us step by step what we needed to do and regularly popped over to see how we were doing.
After we had created our base using a copper ring, some binding wire and fresh woodland moss it was time to start getting really creative.For the main body of the wreath I chose sections of Nordic Spruce, some Cornish Eucalyptus and a few Sea Folly flowers and after binding these to the base in individual bundles I then added a few extra pieces to really fill it out and get a consistent shape. Finishing it off with some pine cones, dried oranges and cinnamon sticks for texture and aroma. I was so chuffed with my efforts and thanks to Cat, our front door looks and smells amazing. We now feel ready for Christmas.
I found the whole experience so much fun and is something I intend to do more. It was nice meeting others and being crafty for an evening, something that has taken a bit of a back seat this year. I was extremely excited to hear that Cat will be continuing to hold various workshops throughout next year and totally recommend you attend one. Keep an eye on Tide Flowers instagram for upcoming workshops.
The wreath workshop only costs £35 and includes all materials, a drink of your choice and a light meal.
*I was given a complimentary place on the workshop for the purpose of a review but all options are my own.