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Easter Wreath Making & Spring Flowers Demonstration

24 March, 2 - 3pm

The first instalment of our Spring Craft event series, this flower event will get you in the mood for spring and provide you with a beautiful floral decoration for your home!

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In this virtual workshop, you’ll learn how to assemble an Easter wreath which could make a lovely table or door decoration. You’ll also be shown how to make your own spring time floral arrangement.

This session is the first in our new virtual craft series in aid of Farleigh Hospice, and we are thrilled to have Janet Thorogood as our tutor for this class.

The hour-long tutorial will be broken up into two sections. The first item will be the Easter wreath, where you can make your wreath during the workshop or watch and make your wreath afterwards. The second section will be the spring time floral arrangement live demonstration. It is intended you watch this demonstration and make your own arrangement later. We will record the whole craft event and send it to you afterwards, so that you can go back and watch it again


What you’ll need to make the Easter wreath

Oasis ring

These can be obtained from a florist or online. Please note: If making your wreath as a table decoration, a ring with a plastic base is recommended. For hanging door wreaths, do not use one with a plastic base. Your oasis ring must be soaked, face down, in a bowl of water a good few hours before use. Do not push it down, let it absorb the water at its own rate.

Foliage

You’ll need small leafed foliage. Choose varying leaf shapes and colours. Traditional Easter colours are yellow and white, but you can choose whatever colours you’d prefer. Be aware that this time of year plants will have new growth. Try to avoid this, as foliage tends to wilt. Ahead of the class, condition your plant material by standing it in water for several hours, preferably overnight in a cool place.

Flowers

Decide on the colour scheme you want and either visit your local florist or see what your supermarket has to offer. You will need five to nine main flowers and five to nine contrasting flowers. Tulips, carnations, roses and freesias make a great combination, but you can use whatever flowers you would like.

Other items

  • Secateurs or florist knife-whichever you prefer
  • Wooden cocktail sticks
  • Wires – green, these can be obtained from Oasis Home & Hobby or Hobbycraft
  • Ribbon (if making a hanging wreath)
  • Easter ornaments – these can be obtained online. Some supermarkets should also have them too. Why not see if you can get small polystyrene paintable Easter Eggs which would make a nice decoration?
  • Laptop, PC or tablet with working microphone, speakers and webcam
  • Zoom
  • Email address - we’ll email you the zoom meeting details and a list of what you’ll need, plus a reminder on the day of the event

Key information
Date: Wednesday 24th March 2021 - 2pm to 3pm (waiting room from 1.45pm)
Location: Virtual event
Cost: £10 per household
Suitable for: Suitable for 16 years and over, beginners and advanced
Registration: Registration closes at 10am on the 24th March 2021
How to book: Online using the ‘Sign up’ button above
For more information: Contact our Fundraising Team on 01245 457411 or fundraising@farleighhospice.org