Top 10 Best Spring classes, courses, learnings kits and gifts in the UK

As winter fades, spring creeps up on us with a sprinkling of sunshine and brightness. Spring is fresh, exciting but keeps us guessing with the occasional drop rain and touch of snow.

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3. Spring Flowering Bulbs with Perennials with Expert Tuition
Van der Kloet has worked alongside her compatriot, garden designer Piet Oudolf, to incorporate bulbs into New York City’s Battery Park which we feature in Piet Oudolf and Dr Noel Kingsbury’s latest course here at Learning with Experts. Longevity is a kind of sustainability, and that may be one reason van der Kloet’s designs have caught on. Jacqueline has had commissions around the world, including a ten-acre renovation of beds at Holland’s Keukenhof, one of the largest ­public flower gardens in the world. The projects she’s done in the United States have met with resounding success. Van der Kloet collaborated with Oudolf again in Chicago’s Millennium Park in 2007, followed by a stint at the New York Botanical Garden’s Seasonal Walk, in 2008. TV host and author Martha Stewart unveiled her at her New York, home, which includes 116,000 bulbs, all in shades of blue and distributed by van der Kloet’s signature “sprinkling,” which means handfuls of bulbs are lovingly tossed onto the ground, to be planted where they fall. Botanically speaking, ‘bulbs’ is a collective name which tubers, corms and rhizomes alongside tulips and narcissi. This course covers how to plant spring flowering bulbs in the naturalistic style used by Van der Kloet and Oudolf: bulbs that are planted in autumn, go through a cold period in winter and start to flower in spring. The first lesson features all kinds of other spring flowering bulbs (except tulips) which can cheer up our gardens, from early to late spring, like snow drops, grape hyacinths and ornamental onions, to name a few.
6. Spring is coming - Sew an amazing jumpsuit!
1 Day Jumpsuit! Learn to Sew for Fun! This loose-fitting jumpsuit and romper has a front invisible zip, neckline facings, all-in-one sleeve and length variations. Choose from shorts, capri or full length, with a fabricated belt to finish off your look! Sizes available: This pattern comes in petite sizes 4 - 22 We can only make body length adjustments in this workshop, which should cover all body shapes and body height. Suitable fabrics: Cottons, soft denims, chambray, satin, needel cord. Not suitable for knits (stretch) Fabrics needed: Womens Pattern: Shorts version (All sizes) = 3mtrs (115cm wide) 2.5mtrs (150cm wide) All other versions (All sizes) = 4mtrs (115cm wide) 3.5mtrs (150cm wide) If you are buying velour, velvet or corduroy type fabrics, please contact the studio for assistance, as you will need more fabric, due to the pile of the fabric. Haberdashery: You will need to bring: 22" INVISIBLE zipper colour matched to your fabric. Your zip must be an invisible zip Workshop Breakdown: Using the measurement chart Understanding a commercial pattern (McCalls M7833) Making pattern changes Laying your pattern on fabric Pattern symbols and markings Cutting out Following and understanding a commercial pattern Sewing the jumpsuit Invisible zippers Finishings and fastenings (buttons / buttonholes / zips) WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING? Your fabric and zip. DO I NEED TO PROVIDE INFORMATION BEFORE I ATTEND? No, just turn up on the day! COVID-19 Update: Your safety is important to us! We will now be reducing the size of the workshop from 6 people to 3 people per class, to adhere to the social distancing measures. As we are reducing the class numbers, it is important that students adhere and respect our cancellation policy, until we can get business back to normal, and teach at the required capacity. On entering, we will have sanitiser stations for you to to freshen up. All machinery, sewing stations, and tools you will be using, will be sanitised before you arrive, and between each session. At your sewing station you will also have sanitiser wipes, should you feel you need to use them. Our lavatories are communal, but they will be supplied with santiser wipes, hand wash and disposable towels
Next available date:23rd July 2022

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