I love passing on my skills and encouraging students to observe and, through practise, find their own language. I like to make it fun and I am happy to share the knowledge and techniques I have developed over many years.
During the pandemic I have been mainly teaching online via Zoom. At present, though, I am working on a book about my work process and will resume teaching by Zoom later in the year. I will announce upcoming classes (as well as news on the book!) here and in future newsletters.
Please get in touch with any enquiries.
What people say…
I am so happy to have found the most brilliant teacher…
Maya Laemmli, Switzerland
I had been long looking for a teacher with whom to further develop my flower-making skills when I found Anne. I was instantly captivated by the exquisite quality of her work. How she lovingly observes each specimen and brightly develops a way to give shape to them to the most minute detail. Moreover, she is an attentive and most welcoming teacher… I relished the days I spent with her and I can’t wait to go back and continue learning.
Ana Lamata, Madrid, Spain
2-4 September 2022
Observe and make a realistic silk dahlia using traditional flower-making tools together with Anne’s own techniques that she has developed over her long career in millinery.
…thank you for a fantastic class yesterday at West Dean, loved it. So professional and very safe and enjoyable.
@penniesea via Instagram
Autumn Leaves and Berries
23-25 October 2022
Make a unique collection of leaves and berries for millinery inspired by the colour, texture and shape of autumn foliage. Use silk, leather and paper clay, and experiment with traditional heated tools and dye for colour.
Making Spring Flowers
19-22 March 2023
Make beautiful silk spring flowers, including narcissi, anemones and snowdrops. Learn lots of flower making techniques, experimenting with traditional heated tools to manipulate silks and velvets to shape the petals.