Virtual Workshop | Thursday, July 8, 8:00 pm | Making Ribbon Flowers with Camela Nitschke of The Ribbonry
Camela Nitschke of the The Ribbonry, will be teaching us to make the Chawton Cottage Garden Border Flowers
Jane and Cassandra loved to stroll the pebble paths within the hedgerows for their morning walks at Chawton Cottage. Often, they were walking towards a wooden bench situated in front of the Border garden. The perennial and annual filled kidney shaped border was “de riguer “for this time frame and reflected a families social status and good taste. Within the border gardens, wealth was often displayed in the types of exotic flowers grown. As mentioned by Mrs. Lefroy, the Austen garden was enviable!
Our little collection represents a few of the flowers that could have been found in a similar garden. It took many days to coordinate the flower choices along with the ribbons; not to mention putting the kits together!! Finding just the right ribbon for each flower is sometimes daunting. There are four different flowers, a Johnny Jump up, a Lupine, a Turks cap Lily, and two chou Wild Roses. A variety of different types of ribbon including many vintage choices give it the colors and character of a living specimen! Hand colored visual sketches and printed instructions for each special technique designed especially for this collection will make completion in 3-4 hours enjoyable.
Upon completion of this collection, you will have new tools for coming up with your own special collection.
Skill level : Medium to expert hand sewing skills; working with small flowers and small stitches
Measurements – 3.5” x 3.5” finished with three leaves
Workshop materials will be mailed to participants.
Virtual workshop admission is non-refundable. Virtual workshop admission does not include admission to either the virtual or in-person Festival.