Just a quick last post before Christmas. Earlier this week I went to a Christmas wreath making workshop at Oak Tree Barn in Burrington, near Bristol.
I’ve been meaning to have a go at a wreath making workshop for several years, but they’re very popular and usually I left it too late to get a place. So this year I booked in July just to make sure! It felt a bit weird at the time, but felt like a nice present to myself when it finally rolled around.
The workshop was run by Louise of The Crafty Gardeners and hosted by Vanessa of The Simpson Sisters. I was hoping for a good result, having learnt at a posy tying workshop that even a complete novice can achieve fantastic results with expert tuition and top quality materials.
Perhaps it was the creative fuel provided by coffee and Vanessa’s homemade shortbread and mince pies, as the completed wreath exceeded my expectations. Unfortunately my pictures don’t really do justice to its sheer lushness. I couldn’t take any pictures at the workshop because I’d let my phone almost run out of juice and needed it to navigate me home across the Mendips. Then I was busy with work until after the daylight had gone.
So here are some interior shots trying to make the best of today’s shifting light. It’s far too windy to take the wreath outside, it would be scattered far and wide!
Happy Christmas, and see you in 2019.