Pressed Flower Art – Summer Memories

£95.00

Join us for a relaxing day surrounded by the beautiful flowers of Pitfield Barn Cut Flower Farm, and learn to harvest, prepare flowers for pressing and be inspired to create your own personalised art.

£95.00 Location : East Sussex

Join us for a relaxing day surrounded by the beautiful flowers of Pitfield Barn Cut Flower Farm, and learn to harvest, prepare flowers for pressing and be inspired to create your own personalised art.

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Course Details :-
  • In-Person Course
  • July 17, 2024 - July 17, 2024
  • 1 Day

Plan of the Day: The workshop starts with a demonstration by your tutor for the day, Wendy Darby, of the art of flower pressing, including how to select and prepare your flowers through the seasons. You will choose a variety of fresh flowers from the farm garden to press in your personal flower press. The press and flowers will be yours to take home at the end of the day. You will also work with pre-pressed flowers which we have pressed for you. Wendy will guide you through techniques for mounting and framing your pressed flowers, to make cards and other keepsakes during the course. The Tutor: Wendy Darby, is a qualified teacher, designer and crafter. She has had a varied and eclectic career, both nationally and internationally, which she draws upon for her crafting and design inspiration. She is also a qualified Garden Designer, encompassing the phrase ‘inspired by the Garden’ in almost everything she undertakes. Now settled in East Sussex she enjoys sharing her interests with others. Subjects covered:

  • How to select and harvest fresh flowers for pressing • Using different flower press techniques and equipment • How to store your pressed flower collection for later work • Creating and mounting pressed flower designs
By the end of the day you will have:
  • created a selection of items to take home and share • pressed some flowers in your own press to take home • enjoyed refreshments and a tasty lunch in the beautiful setting of the cut flower farm
Who is the course for? No experience necessary, just an interest in capturing the beauty of nature. The Group: Wendy teaches in small, informal groups (max 9). The day is very hands-on, practical and relaxed, and there will be plenty of time to enjoy the surroundings and draw inspiration from nature. The Venue: Pitfield Barn Cut Flower Farm is a British cut flower farm, nestling in the Sussex countryside, close to the picturesque village of Hurstpierpoint. Tickets: Early Bird Tickets - £95 (first 3 tickets sold) Standard Tickets - £100 Date, Time & Venue: Wednesday 17th July 2024 10.00am – 3.30pm Pitfield Barn Cut Flower Farm, Chalkers Lane, Hurstpierpoint, BN6 9LR What happens next? Once you have booked, you will receive an email confirmation - please check your junk mail if you have not heard from us. About 2 weeks before your course date, you will receive another email giving directions and any joining instructions - please check your junk folder if you haven't received anything.  

What's included in the price

All equipment required for the day; A take-home flower press, and various mounting material; A tasty homemade Pitfield lunch and refreshments throughout the day; A tour of the cut flower farm by the owner, Emma Martin; Use of a craft apron.

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