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Wire Alliums or Dandelion Clock


Wire Allium or a Dandelion Clock for your garden

Saturday 23rd October, 10 - 5, £60

Book on Alliums/dandelion seed head and Sunflowers for £110

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

The workshop 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. If you're a fast worker, you can get your allium/dandelion completed in the day, but if you'd rather take your time you'll go home with all the elements and the knowhow to finish it off at your own pace at home.

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 prepped up, 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.

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/dandelion clock.

Covid Precautions

Our workshop numbers remain limited, to ensure good social distancing, we also ask that you wear a mask on arrival and when moving around the workshop space. Your tutor will have taken a lateral flow test before the workshop as a further precaution. We've no idea what's ahead and will be keeping a close eye on government recommendations, so 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.

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 symptoms or have a positive lateral flow test I would obviously cancel. I will of course give a full refund or offer an alternative date, whichever you prefer.

Price includes all basic materials, refreshments and a simple home cooked veggy lunch

The workshop is delivered by Anna Roebuck from The Making House in Burton on Trent; Anna has been delivering specialist workshops for over 18 years and will support you in creating your own amazing piece of artwork in a relaxed setting.

Anna 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. She 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.