Christmas 'Wild Wreath' making workshop by Fabrications - crafts in London
sewing classes in London
Christmas 'Wild Wreath' making workshop by Fabrications - crafts in London
sewing classes in London

Christmas 'Wild Wreath' making workshop

by Fabrications

Join our friendly and relaxed workshop in creating your own beautiful and long lasting 'wild wreath' for Christmas

Sewing Class

3 hour workshop

Beginners welcome

Hackney E8

Classes

3 hour workshop

Evening

Join Damaris Copus for a friendly and relaxed workshop in creating your own beautiful and long lasting 'wild wreath'. Feel inspired by Damaris collection of freshly gathered greenery, beautiful berries, seed heads, dried fruit, feathers, ribbons - make your own selection and create with Damaris guidance.

Damaris has 25 years experience in wreath making. She started by making wholesale amounts of basic blue noble wreaths but quickly became more interested in nature inspired 'wild wreaths'. When not wreath making or gathering materials from woods, hedgerows and meadows, she designs and plants up gardens for family, friends and clients. Her work could best be described as naturalistic. She loves bees, wild flowers and trees.

You will also pick up the following skills:

  • There will be opportunity to bend and twist pliable lengths of willow, hazel or dogwood to use as your natural frame...or if prefered there are copper wire florists frames

  • How to use florists wire and tape to secure your foliage

  • Understand design, proportion, balance and placing of 'flashes' of colour in your wreathe

  • Gain inspiration to create more wreaths or table decorations at home following the workshop

Damaris has been collecting and drying seed heads and flowers over the past months. The allium heads and love in a mist look especially pleasing. There will be a huge selection of natural materials available so that everyone can make a true one off piece to your taste. All materials and tools provided. All you need to bring is a good sized pinny to protect your clothes.

We will also be serving some mulled wine and festive snacks and Fabrications shop will be open for late night shopping!

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Did you know?

Traditionally, Christmas wreaths contained 4 candles, with one lit each week in December (usually on a Sunday) and a fifth candle was often included on Christmas day
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Class location

7 Broadway Market, Hackney
Fabrications
London

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Christmas 'Wild Wreath' making workshop by Fabrications - crafts in London

About your host, Fabrications

Fabrications - an East London based creative hub!

Fabrications is an independent gallery, shop and workshop dedicated to the best contemporary textile practice and design, with a particular interest in eco-conscious design.

Fabrications opened in June 2000 in a refurbished derelict shop on Broadway Market in Hackney, East London. The shop's founder, Barley Massey, has spent the last 20 years finding ingenious ways to turn scraps into original fabrics and using recycled materials to create cutting-edge items. Since 2012, "The Imaginarium", a fully-fitted working studio, has hosted workshops and classes.

Barley has been awarded as one of Kevin McCloud's (Grand Designs) Green Heroes for her minimally-processed, up-cycled products, which "demonstrate a lightness of touch backed up by a rigorous approach".

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Notes

All materials and tools provided. All you need to bring is a good sized pinny to protect your clothes.

Flexible cancellation policy

Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.

Christmas 'Wild Wreath' making workshop
by Fabrications