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Christmas Workshops
Christmas Workshops
 
During the hustle and bustle of pre-Christmas December, I love to spend a day with my daughters making our wreaths and table decorations.  Over the years this has become an antidote to the stresses of Christmas Day preparations and one that I always look forward to.  Jo decided to hold her Christmas wreath-making workshop at Baldock Arts & Heritage Centre, the perfect location for a warm and relaxed afternoon.  We were very lucky to be joined by Bella, Jo’s young daughter and enthusiastic assistant who very quickly helped to provide us all with a welcoming tea/coffee.  There was some extraordinarily delicious and potent mulled wine being passed along the table also and in no time at all we were relaxed and ready to go!

Jo started by demonstrating how to make a traditional moss base covered with a selection of fresh foliage and we set to creating our own unique versions, at the same time filling the air with a nostalgic Christmassy fragrance.  Once these were prepared it was time to choose our colours, textures and patterns and Jo had an outstanding array of adornments.


 
There were all manner of dried flowers and seed pods from the farm, cones of varying sizes, dried fruits and spices, ribbons galore, baubles and sparkle.   With Jo’s help we were able to make our choices, hand tie our bows and decorate the wreaths in a style of our choosing.  I am surprised that given the same materials, a group of people can create very individual works of art and this workshop was no exception.
 
We were all pleased as punch with our wreaths as you can see from the photo and I for one could not wait until December 1st before proudly displaying it on my front door!


Cara x