Workshops

Workshops in Hassocks

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. I run workshops from my studio in Hassocks, West Sussex with up to 4 students at a time. I also teach one2one.

Please get in touch with any enquiries and I am happy to discuss projects you may have in mind and make it as bespoke as you would like.

You are welcome to join a group or to make your own. Beginners are more than welcome or you may want to improve on particular skills.

We are around an hour from London Victoria and London Bridge by train, and only 2 minutes walk from Hassocks station.

Gift Vouchers for Home Workshops, either as part of a group or one-to-one are also available.

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 and host. Anne tailored my stay in order to teach me what I wanted to learn and shared with me not only her extensive knowledge but her home. I was even able to enjoy Anne’s husband Piet’s delicious cooking. I relished the days I spent with her and I can’t wait to go back and continue learning.

Ana Lamata, Madrid, Spain

Workshops around and about


A Quintessential English Silk Rose

West Dean College

One day course – 19 October 2020

Make a couture silk rose, manipulate fabric, shape and dye the petals and make stamens. Learn how to construct flowers before assembling as an addition for a hat, brooch or hair accessory.

Throughout the day all the different stages will be demonstrated, and at the end of the day you will have an understanding of some of the skills in painting with dyes and constructing a beautiful silk rose.


…thank you for a fantastic class yesterday at West Dean, loved it. So professional and very safe and enjoyable.

@penniesea via Instagram


Autumn Leaves & Berries

West Dean College

4-6 December 2020

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

West Dean College

21-24 March 2021

Make beautiful silk spring flowers, including narcissi, anemones and snowdrops. Learn lots of flower making techniques and experiment with traditional heated tools to manipulate silks and velvets to shape the petals.