Herb class at Handmade

Are you going to Handmade in Wellington over Queen’s Birthday Weekend, May 31-June 1, 2014? I’m holding three workshops – a masterclass on growing and using herbs, a workshop on battenberg lacemaking and another workshop on tablescapes: table flowers, wreaths and centrepieces for special occasions.

The masterclass blurb reads as such: Grow herbs year round for culinary, medicinal and cosmetic purposes. Whether you have a large garden or a tiny potted one, find out how simple it is to grow herbs year round. Learn about safe herbal treatments for common health problems, pick up recipes for natural beauty and cleaning products, and master how to use herbs in cooking. Includes stevia (the sugar herb to use in place of sugar), patchouli (herbs for perfumes) and many other common and not-so-common herbs.

The battenberg lacemaking is an ancient art that uses tape and needlepoint lace techniques; in the tablescape class you’ll learn how to style a table with flowers and vintage props like the pros. Lots of gorgeous flowers to design with.

The whole weekend should be great fun, with plenty of different craft and culinary classes to choose from. I hope to see you there.

Check out the Handmade programme here.

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