Learn to create your own beautiful, personalised art from flowers that you have harvested and prepared yourself.
Pressed Flower Art for Beginners
Learn to create your own personalised art from flowers that you have harvested and prepared yourself
A relaxing day surrounded by the beautiful flowers of Pitfield Barn Cut Flower Farm. Learn to harvest, prepare flowers for pressing and be inspired to create your own personalised art.
The workshop will commence with a demonstration, by Wendy, of the art of flower pressing, including how to select and prepare your flowers through the seasons.
You will choose a variety of fresh flowers from the farm garden, to press in your personal flower press. The press and flowers will be yours to take home at the end of the day.
We will also work with pre-pressed flowers which we have pressed for you. We will guide you through techniques for mounting and framing your pressed flowers, to make cards and other keepsakes.
Wendy Darby, is a qualified teacher, designer and crafter. She has had a varied and eclectic career, both nationally and internationally, which she draws upon for her crafting and design inspiration. She is a qualified Garden Designer, encompassing the phrase ‘inspired by the Garden’ in almost everything she undertakes. Now settled in East Sussex she enjoys sharing her interests with others.
• How to select and harvest fresh flowers for pressing
• Using different flower press techniques and equipment
• How to store your pressed flower collection for later work
• Creating and mounting pressed flower designs
Who is the course for?
No experience necessary, just an interest in capturing the beauty of nature.
By the end of the day you will have:
• created a selection of items to take home and share
• pressed some flowers in your own press to take home
• enjoyed refreshments and a tasty lunch in the beautiful setting of the cut flower farm
The day includes:
All equipment required for the day
A take home flower press, and various mounting material
Refreshments throughout the day
A tasty and nutritional lunch
A Tour by Emma Martin of the cut flower farm
Use of a craft apron
Wendy teaches in small, informal groups.
The day is very hands-on, practical and relaxed.
There will be plenty of time to enjoy the surroundings and draw inspiration from nature.
Pitfield Barn Cut Flower Farm is a British cut flower farm, nestling in the Sussex countryside, close to the picturesque village of Hurstpierpoint.
Pitfield Barn Cut Flower farm,
Early Bird Ticket £85 (The first 5 tickets sold)
Standard Ticket £97
Wednesday 22nd September
10.00am – 3.30pm