Our first workshop

We've had our first workshop!
 

This Wednesday, we welcomed ten women to our first ever four-week 'introduction to floristry' course. Each woman had been referred to us by the charity Hestia, and our partners Wolves Lane Flower Company both brought the flowers which they had grown and cut at their allotment in North London, and taught the workshop itself.

Each lady learned a little bit about sustainable floristry and wiring stems, and they made their own vase arrangements and buttonholes which they took home with them.

The ladies were quite quiet at first, but by the end of the day they had come alive - and it was all smiles. We were particularly touched by their reactions to the gifts they were given, including their personalised aprons. They couldn't believe they got to take them home!

A stunning simple arrangement made by one of the ladies on our inaugural floristry workshop for survivors

A stunning simple arrangement made by one of the ladies on our inaugural floristry workshop for survivors