Sunday 6th October 2019 10am-4.30pm - 3 spaces available
Saturday 19th October 2019 10am-4.30pm - 4 spaces available
Saturday 30th November 2019 10am-4.30pm - 4 spaces available


: 10am-4.30pm



4 places available per workshop


: Wimbledon Art Studios, 10 Riverside Yard, Riverside Rd. SW17 0BB

About This Workshop

Would you like to create your very own beautiful silk flowers which you could use to decorate a variety
of accessories. From hats and bags, to pin brooches and corsages – in this beginners/improvers workshop you
will learn how to create eye-catching floral designs that delight.

Flower patterns will be provided for you to both use and adapt to create beautiful flower shapes. During your workshop you will create both a classic Red rose and pretty Pink Peony flower. You should have time towards the end of the workshop to move onto other flower shapes including a striking lily or delicate anemone. Course tutor Joanne Edwards will show you how to stiffen your fabric, use traditional egg iron tools to create different effects and sew correctly together to ensure floral perfection!

All materials are provided, please bring a notebook/pen and a small box to take away your new flowers. A good basic knowledge of hand sewing and some patience are required for this course, as there's a lots of hand-pressing work with the irons and and plenty of sewing involved! (Please get in touch if this is an issue for you so we can discuss alternative options). Refreshments will be provided and we will break for a 30 minute lunch at 1pm.

***The final flower designs you will create on our course may vary slightly from the image displayed.

You’ll leave with:

  • Flower patterns to continue your work at home
  • A supplier list for your material needs after the course (such as where you can purchase tools)
  • Samples of flowers made in various exquisite silks

Additional Information

A local shop and cafe/restaurant are just a few minutes walk away, however please feel free to bring your own lunch.

During the course you are welcome to take photos/videos of flowers/equipment to refer back to after
the class. As you will leave equipped with finished samples and a supplier list, you'll know where to
find what you need to keep practising!

About Joanne

Professional milliner Joanne Edwards worked within the fashion industry for ten years, designing
womenswear and bridal dresses before starting up her own range of headwear and accessories in
2012. She studied under innovative milliner Noel Stewart, before working for couture milliner Edwina
Ibbotson and fashion milliner to many celebrities Piers Atkinson. Joanne creates hand crafted bespoke
hats and accessories for private clients and special events, such as Royal Ascot. She collaborates on fashion and headwear projects, for brands including Vidal Sassoon and is a short course tutor at Central Saint Martins.

Refund Policy

We understand that plans sometimes change. If you can no longer make it to a workshop or private tuition, then email us at least 7 days before the scheduled start date. No refunds will be given to cancellations made within a week of the workshop or private tuition.

Enquire about this course

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please contact us.


''It's been a really inspiring day and I've absolutely loved it!!''

Rowan Gill, March 2018

''I thoroughly enjoyed the day and would love to do more! I am now inspired to make the Silk flowers for my son's Wedding cake!

Ann Clark, March 2018