Spring has sprung! And all the hedgerows, parks and gardens are full of blooms. I love this time of year, the earth is laughing in flowers.
Flowers and Sisterhood go hand in hand. We have a huge love of flowers, and use them not only in workshops but in the styling and decoration of events. After all a supper table without flowers would feel naked wouldn’t it?
Our first Sisterhood camp in Devon saw us make flower crowns, beautiful blousy headdresses to adorn the sisters heads during the final feast. Using local flowers from Church Park Flowers ( a local flower farm) the sisters sat crossed legged on the grass and played with blooms and bonded.
The winter supper at the Forge in Bristol was adorned with greenery. Huge wreaths of herbs and foliage were expertly created by Sisterhood florist Erin Trezise-Wallace. In winter the best way to create a floral centrepiece is to use evergreens. Eucalyptus, ferns, pine and rosemary.
Erin also led the supper guests in a flower crown workshop…. making simple evergreen and white crowns and buttonholes. With the addition of a velvet ribbon for that Christmas lux.
Summer retreat in Wales last year saw Erin return to talk through different ways of creating a table creation using vessels you may have at home. Sisters bought along jugs, vases, boxes and jars to style and create.
Last winter, Erin once again did us proud by sharing with the sisters how to create a winter inspired wreath, using naturally dried blooms, berries and grasses. The result was stunning…. ethereal, asymmetric and unique – once again using Erin’s trademark grey velvet ribbon.
Our love for flowers knows no bounds!
This May – we are dedicating an entire day to Flowers. A celebration of blooms and the beauty of May.
SPRING WORKSHOP MAY 2017 | BRISTOL, UK
SATURDAY 20TH MAY 2017
10AM – 5PM
THE FORGE, COLSTON YARD, BRISTOL, UK
Join in a celebration of FLOWERS. As late spring moves through to early summer, this one day ‘retreat’ will honour the beauty of blooms.
- Our first workshop will be led by Clemmie & Alice of The Theatre of Flowers – Learn how to create a floral ‘chandelier’ from the team behind The Theatre of Flowers. Who have created displays for The Wilderness Festival, Deliciously Ella and Top Shop.
- Lunch will be cooked by SISTERHOOD favourite Claire Thomson (5 o’clock apron) – a floral inspired lunch using local, authentic and foraged ingredients.
- After we have feasted we shall settle down to a photography styling workshop led by the wildly talented Emma Harris of A Quiet Style. Emma will be teaching us how to master the ‘flat lay’ and create beautiful images to populate your Instagram with this summer.
- Finally, finishing with a short talk on the power of plants and what is useful during the summer months – this informative talk will be lead by Bristol based Chinese Medicine practitioner, Gemma David.
Sunday 21st May
Join SISTERHOOD founder and Bristol resident, Lou Archell, on a mornings photowalk around some of the most beautiful areas of Bristol. Taking the local sights, independent shops and cafes. Before saying our goodbyes.
For more information and how to book please visit the SISTERHOOD website.
There is 20% off the ticket price at the moment with the code; EASTER20
We can’t wait to meet you and play with flowers!
Special thanks to Xanthe Berkeley for the use of her photographs at our retreats.
Lou Archell, a writer, photographer, stylist and founder of Littlegreenshed. A UK lifestyle & travel blog
Lou is also a busy mum of two amazing boys and the founder of Sisterhood Camp – an annual creative retreat for recharging and empowering brilliant ladies, Lou is passionate about supporting and inspiring others whether through her workshops, writing, photography or lifestyle hacks.