The Paper Wildflower Course

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 I love making paper flowers, especially wildflowers. My life's mission is to encourage everyone to look more closely at the beautiful wildflowers which grow in our hedgerows, waysides, woods, parks and meadows! 

Join me this autumn on The Paper Wildflower Course where I will teach you to create your own beautiful arrangement of paper wildflowers so you can enjoy these beauties throughout the year!

Over a series of eight 2.5 hour sessions starting on

Tuesday 27th September 2022 (10am - 12.30pm)

you will learn how to create some of our most iconic wildflowers.

All sessions also available to book as standalone sessions!

From the humblest dandelion to the towering foxglove, I will teach you the skills and take you through the different steps to create the following flowers (click to view individual sessions):

Series includes "An Introduction to Plant Dyes for Paper" teaching you how to create your own palette of rich, natural colours.

The skill in making wildflowers lies in looking closely, really closely. You will learn how to identify the main plant families by recognising their flowers. Each family of flower requires a different approach. Come and learn in a friendly and intimate environment!

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An Introduction to Plant Dyes - Learn how to dye your papers using natural colours.

I often dye my own papers to create my paper flower art, using plants and vegetables. The beautiful flowers in the picture above are dyed using a combination of onion skin, tumeric, nettles, beetroot and red cabbage. Use your kitchen waste to create something beautiful.

A special session - running on Friday 4th November - will teach you the basics of plant dyeing for paper! Using simple ingredients you can find in your kitchen we will colour crepe paper which you can then use to create your wildflower arrangement!

The session is from 10am - 3pm at Studio 3, Wood Street, Hoylake

The Plant Dye Workshop is included as a bonus free session when you book the full course.

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Your tutor will be Ling Warlow, the founder of Paper by Dragonfly. Ling's work has been featured on ITV, and currently forms part of an exhibit at The Design Museum, London. She has been funded by The Arts Council England to develop her practice and has worked in schools across Merseyside teaching children about art and nature. Her works are sought after by commission and she runs popular workshops sharing her skills and enthusiasm with others. She has a particular interest in wildflowers and sustainable practice, often dyeing her own papers with vegetables and foraged materials from the plant kingdom.

CLASS DATES: Tuesdays 10am-12.30pm

 

Classes 1 - 4:  27th September;  4th October; 11th October; 18th October

Mid term break

Class 5 - 8: 1st November; 8th November; 15th November;  22nd November

Plant Dyeing Workshop: Friday 4th November 10am - 2pm

Booking Options

You can book either the full course or individual sessions!

Full Course price: Total cost for eight 2.5 hour sessions

 plus a bonus workshop teaching the basics of plant dyeing £320

inclusive of all materials plus refreshments. Tools will be provided.

Individual Courses:

£40 per 2.5 hour session including materials and refreshments**

Price for Basics of Plant Dyeing Workshop £60

SPECIAL OFFER: Book a workshop and bring a friend for half price!*

* Pay deposit online and your discount will be applied when you pay the balance on the day. 

** all sessions are offered on a standalone basis except for foxgloves which is a two part course

Payment Plan (Available for Full Course only)

Prefer to pay in stages?

A payment plan is available at check-out, making it even easier to pay in 8 payments of £40.

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