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Wire Alliums

£55.00

Wire Alliums for your garden in the garden

Saturday 25th July 10 - 4.30, £55 SOLD OUT

BUT you can join me online for a 3 session workshop

Tuesdays 28th July, 11th and 25th August, 6.30 -9pm

Covid - 19 Precautions:

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, of course, be more than happy to give a full refund if this is your preference.

I feel confident that this can be done safely in my garden with limited numbers of 4 per workshop, but if you'd rather you can join me online.

There is separate access to the garden and direct access from the garden to a toilet, and 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 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 the course:

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

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 quite 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 steel wire, (bright silver colour or 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 £7 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 can will create 3 flower heads and to make an effective Allium you need at least 50 flowers, though 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.

Workshops Online:

This online course will consist of 3 fortnightly online Zoom sessions, from 6.30 -9pm. You will have access to a private facebook group, which includes lots of tips and videos for helping you to create your Allium. Making the Allium is time consuming and repetitive, so between the sessions you will have homework to do to complete each phase. If you're outside the Burton area, your Allium stem will be shorter for postage reasons, but I'll suggest a quick and cheap way for you to fit it in your garden.

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.