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Wire Alliums


Wire Alliums for your garden in the garden

Saturday 24th April 10 - 5, £60

Book on both Alliums and Sunflowers in the garden for £100 (£15 discount)

Due to the current situation dates may have to be changed, in the event of this happening we will postpone and offer a new date, however we will be more than happy to give a full refund if this is your preference.

About the course:

Price includes all basic materials, but due to Covid I ask that you bring your own lunch.

About the Workshop

Learn various wire forming techniques and create a wonderful everlasting Allium for your garden.

The workshop is suitable for anyone and is a nice way to learn basic metalwork and jewellery making skills. Please note though, the technique is very repetitive and the wire used for the large Alliums needs to be relatively thick so it may be tiring on your hands, so please bare this in mind if you have any issues with hand strength.

You will be supplied with aluminium and steel wire, (bright silver colour and a black/rust colour) to complete your Allium. To enable you to finish this on the day I will provide you with some elements ready made, the new price reflects this.

- If you wish to combine with copper wire I need to add an additional £5 to cover the cost. I need to know this in advance so I can ensure I have enough materials in.

- If you want to make a recycled can version, please save up your drink cans and bring them with you. (So there's an excuse to get drinking!! One 440ml will create 3 flower heads and to make an effective Allium you need at least 36 flowers, though, of course, you will be able to add to your piece at a later date)

You’ll get a handout to remind you of how to do the basics as well as suggestions for suppliers so you can make more at home.

We'll all start with learning the basic technique, create a couple of small stylized flowers. You will then go on to create your own large garden Allium. There will be a couple of designs for you to choose from; either a pure wire design or using wire and recycled drink cans.

Covid - 19 Precautions:

I feel confident that this can be done safely in my garden with limited numbers of 6 per workshop, but if you'd rather you can join me online for a series of 3 zoom sessions. (Please email me if you're interested in the online sessions at

There is separate access to the garden and direct access from the garden to a toilet, there'll be plenty of hand sanitizer, paper towels etc on hand. I have a covered area and a gazebo should we have bad weather. Due to the current situation, I ask that you bring your own lunch; can you please bring a mask too, for extra precaution, should there be occasions of more prolonged inside/demonstration time.

I will of course be keeping an eye out on government information and should there be any changes to the plan I'll let you know.

If on the run up to the workshop or on the day you have any symptoms of Covid -19, please let me know as soon as possible and do not come. Likewise, should I display any possible symptoms I would obviously cancel. I will of course give a full refund or offer the online course instead, whichever you prefer.

About Anna:

The workshop is with Anna Roebuck, who began to develop the wire flowers in response to a Remembrance day commission and has since gone on to explore making different types of flowers out of wire.

Anna also runs a Wire Poppy workshop which is a great introduction to working with wire and simpler than this one, so it may be worth starting with poppies first.