July 13 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm£3.72
An exploration of the work of Constance Spry and sustainable approaches to floristry with Gretel Cooper.
About this event:
In this session florist Gretel Cooper will talk about her own sustainable approach to floristry with reference to the pioneering work of Constance Spry. The session will combine a talk, demonstration and ’makealong’. It is suitable for anyone who would like to have a try simple flower arranging, no previous experience is required.
Gretel will examine Spry’s unconventional approach to arranging flowers, fruit and vegetables and whatever is in season. Spry was a powerhouse of creativity, building a hugely successful flower business, providing floral displays for royalty and the very smartest parties.
Gretel will give a little background to Spry’s unconventional life and by way of celebrating the Spry style demonstrate how to make a floral arrangement , using flowers and foraged items from her allotment at Boundary Way.
Book your place via. the ticket link below. This session will take place on Zoom.
Gretel Cooper from Queenies Floral Design is a seed sower, flower grower and forager based in Wolverhampton. She creates floral arrangements with an emphasis on scent colour and seasonality inspired by nature and the changing seasons.
She creates floral arrangements for all of life’s special moments, from births, weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, and when saying farewell.
She is a member of Flowers from the Farm, an association championing artisan growers of seasonal, scented, sustainable British cut flowers.
This workshop has been made possible thankyou to support from the Cultural Recovery Fund for Heritage. It is part of Season for Change, a UK wide cultural inspiring urgent and inclusive action on climate change.