“Floristry is ever evolving with new designs and techniques being developed all the time. I love that I have to add to my skill set constantly to meet new styles and trends and thoroughly enjoy attending a good workshop myself!
My first floristry learning was a very dull experience, a comprehensive two year course (a whole day dedicated to the art of bow making, I kid you not!!) memorising wire gauges, working with old fashioned mechanics like moss, wires and pin holders. Whilst the gardens of this grand agricultural college were adorned with roses and peonies, alliums and anemones, rambling ivy’s and jasmine, we were given blue iris, white chrysanthemums and pink carnations to work with - 30 of us, crammed into a small, uninspiring demountable for two years!! The tutors would trudge on about the importance of mechanics and tie points with no variation or creativity. I had to ask myself, was this really what I was going to do for the rest of my life?!
Thankfully on completing this course, scraping through with just a pass and my senses barely sparking, I spent the next 30 years working with an array of innovative, fun, inspiring, hardworking, like-minded, often eccentric and always passionate group of florists and artists!
My promise to you is a workshop filled with beautiful blooms and luscious foliage, where you will learn the tips and techniques to enhance your own creativity through the art of pairing colours and hues, textures and space in the lovely Evelyn and Gray Store here in Mount Claremont. Learning, laughter and cake are a given! “
TIPS & TECHNIQUES
Having gained her teaching certificate in adult learning in 2005, Natasha has taught floristry for many years, from evening classes to day workshops, at colleges and private venues. Helping those who are new or experienced in the Industry, learn the fundamental basics and enhance their skills.