If you follow my @UnderTheFloralSpell Instagram account, you may have seen some of Kent-based florist Jennifer Pinder‘s stunning wedding flower creations. Jenny also holds workshops in her Kent studio, in the grounds of her stunning 16th century house and in August, I was delighted to attended a 2 Day Portfolio Workshop.… Read more
Last week, I was invited to attend a McQueens Italian Masterclass at Palazzo Tartagliozzi in Cermignano. (You may have seen my images on Instagram, plus photos and videos on Instagram Stories?)
Well…what an incredible experience it was! I arrived on the Wednesday evening in darkness and couldn’t quite believe my eyes the next day when I looked out of the window to see snow-capped mountains in the distance.… Read more
I hope you enjoyed reading Part 1 yesterday of my day at the McQueens Floristry School in London, where the students made a candelabra design.
In the afternoon, Frances showed the students how to make a different style of arrangement…a low topiary design to complement the candelabra.
He took a black vase, onto which he placed a soaked floral foam sphere. Having made sure that the vase was dry, he then secured the sphere using pot tape.
He then inserted ‘Odilia’ spray roses and waxflower.… Read more
Earlier this year, I was invited to attend one day of a Four Week Vocational Course at the McQueens Floristry School in London.
This is the first of two blog posts about my time there. And it features step-by-step images of how to make a flower-adorned candelabra design, which the students made that morning.
Together with other floral elements, the candelabra was to be part of an elaborate tablescape, which the students would put together at the end of the day.… Read more