04-07 June 2023
Whilst observing wildflowers and grasses, recreate your own mini meadow in millinery fabrics. Experiment with dyes to create colours, textures and layers, make stamens, bond silk and bind stems with silk thread.
27-30 August 2023
Observe and make three types of roses with silk, silk abaca and velvet using traditional flower-making tools, together with Anne’s techniques, which she has developed over her long career.
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
…thank you for a fantastic class yesterday at West Dean, loved it. So professional and very safe and enjoyable.
@penniesea via Instagram
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.
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