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1:1 with Amanda from Wisconsin, USA

Florals - Alluring Blooms at Moss & Stone 1:1 Workshop | Image - Brigitte Girling

I am so honoured when my guests travel so far to visit me here in Suffolk. Amanda left frozen Wisconsin to experience a little UK early spring. She had a very gentle touch with the flowers.

Goal - to create a looser, garden style.

Florals - Alluring Blooms at Moss & Stone 1:1 Workshop | Image - Brigitte Girling
Florals - Alluring Blooms at Moss & Stone 1:1 Class | Image - Brigitte Girling
Florals - Moss & Stone Floral Design | Image - Brigitte Girling

1:2 with Donatella & Flavia from Rome, Italy

Florals - Flavia at Moss & Stone 1:2 Class | Image - Brigitte Girling

Donatella & Flavia came to see me late November. These two talented ladies have travelled the world to hone their floral skills - from Russia to Brazil - and then they chose to come to Suffolk! What an honour as ever!

Goal - learn to create a more relaxed airy style.

Florals - Donatella at a Moss & Stone 1:2 Class | Image - Brigitte Girling
Florals - Flavia at a Moss & Stone 1:2 Class | Image - Brigitte Girling
Florals - Donatella at a Moss & Stone 1:2 Class | Image - Brigitte Girling

Sadly it was dark when we photographed their table arrangements…so we went very moody and you can’t see just how beautiful these pieces were!

Image - Donatella at a Moss & Stone 1:2 Class | Image - Brigitte Girling
Image - Flavia at a Moss & Stone 1:2 Class | Image - Brigitte Girling

1:1 with Iris from Hong Kong

Florals - Iris Cheung at a Moss & Stone 1:1 Workshop | Image - Brigitte Girling

I was honoured when Iris travelled from Hong Kong to visit me here in Suffolk in September.

As you can see - she knew what she was doing! Such a talent!

Goal - to use British garden flowers in a Moss & Stone style.

Florals - Iris Cheung at a Moss & Stone 1:1 Workshop | Image - Brigitte Girling
Florals - Iris Cheung at a Moss & Stone 1:1 Workshop | Image - Brigitte Girling
Iris Cheung at Moss & Stone 1:1 Class | Image - Brigitte Girling
Florals - Moss & Stone Floral Design | Image - Brigitte Girling

September Spry

Moss & Stone Floral Design, Twisted Sisters, Matthew Walsh Photography

It’s a huge honour to be asked to guest teach but last September Debs & Melissa of Twisted Sisters Flower Farm & Floral Design asked me to do just that. I certainly wasn’t going to say no…they lovingly grow row upon row of beautiful flowers and these ladies are pretty good fun to be around too!! A two day intensive foam free, British flowers workshop at stunning Broadfield Court in Herefordshire. We focussed on table decorations, bouquets, styling with amazing Janne Ford and foam free mantles - all culminating in a huge group floral installation on the last afternoon.

Fabulous photographer Matthew Walsh was with us to capture every moment.

There’s even a lovely video, if you get to the end of this post, by Dan Barker Studios!

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Moss & Stone Floral Design, Twisted Sisters, Matthew Walsh Photography
Moss & Stone Floral Design, Twisted Sisters, Matthew Walsh Photography
Moss & Stone Floral Design, Twisted Sisters, Matthew Walsh Photography
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Moss & Stone Floral Design, Twisted Sisters, Matthew Walsh Photography
Moss & Stone Floral Design, Twisted Sisters, Matthew Walsh Photography
Moss & Stone Floral Design, Twisted Sisters, Matthew Walsh Photography
Moss & Stone Floral Design, Twisted Sisters, Matthew Walsh Photography
Moss & Stone Floral Design, Twisted Sisters, Matthew Walsh Photography
Moss & Stone Floral Design, Twisted Sisters, Matthew Walsh Photography
Moss & Stone Floral Design, Twisted Sisters, Matthew Walsh Photography
Moss & Stone Floral Design, Twisted Sisters, Matthew Walsh Photography
Moss & Stone Floral Design, Twisted Sisters, Matthew Walsh Photography
Moss & Stone Floral Design, Twisted Sisters, Matthew Walsh Photography
Moss & Stone Floral Design, Twisted Sisters, Matthew Walsh Photography
Moss & Stone Floral Design, Twisted Sisters, Matthew Walsh Photography
Moss & Stone Floral Design, Twisted Sisters, Matthew Walsh Photography
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Moss & Stone Floral Design, Twisted Sisters, Matthew Walsh Photography
Moss & Stone Floral Design, Twisted Sisters, Matthew Walsh Photography
Moss & Stone Floral Design, Twisted Sisters, Matthew Walsh Photography
Moss & Stone Floral Design, Twisted Sisters, Matthew Walsh Photography
Moss & Stone Floral Design, Twisted Sisters, Matthew Walsh Photography
Moss & Stone Floral Design, Twisted Sisters, Matthew Walsh Photography
Moss & Stone Floral Design, Twisted Sisters, Matthew Walsh Photography
Moss & Stone Floral Design, Twisted Sisters, Matthew Walsh Photography
Moss & Stone Floral Design, Twisted Sisters, Matthew Walsh Photography
Moss & Stone Floral Design, Twisted Sisters, Matthew Walsh Photography
Moss & Stone Floral Design, Twisted Sisters, Matthew Walsh Photography
Moss & Stone Floral Design, Twisted Sisters, Matthew Walsh Photography
Moss & Stone Floral Design, Twisted Sisters, Matthew Walsh Photography
Moss & Stone Floral Design, Twisted Sisters, Matthew Walsh Photography
Moss & Stone Floral Design, Twisted Sisters, Matthew Walsh Photography
Moss & Stone Floral Design, Twisted Sisters, Matthew Walsh Photography
Moss & Stone Floral Design, Twisted Sisters, Matthew Walsh Photography
Moss & Stone Floral Design, Twisted Sisters, Matthew Walsh Photography
Moss & Stone Floral Design, Twisted Sisters, Matthew Walsh Photography
Moss & Stone Floral Design, Twisted Sisters, Matthew Walsh Photography
Moss & Stone Floral Design, Twisted Sisters, Matthew Walsh Photography
Moss & Stone Floral Design, Twisted Sisters, Matthew Walsh Photography
Moss & Stone Floral Design, Twisted Sisters, Matthew Walsh Photography
Moss & Stone Floral Design, Twisted Sisters, Matthew Walsh Photography
Moss & Stone Floral Design, Twisted Sisters, Matthew Walsh Photography
Moss & Stone Floral Design, Twisted Sisters, Matthew Walsh Photography
Moss & Stone Floral Design, Twisted Sisters, Matthew Walsh Photography
Moss & Stone Floral Design, Twisted Sisters, Matthew Walsh Photography
Moss & Stone Floral Design, Twisted Sisters, Matthew Walsh Photography
Moss & Stone Floral Design, Twisted Sisters, Matthew Walsh Photography
Moss & Stone Floral Design, Twisted Sisters, Matthew Walsh Photography
Moss & Stone Floral Design, Twisted Sisters, Matthew Walsh Photography
Moss & Stone Floral Design, Twisted Sisters, Matthew Walsh Photography
Moss & Stone Floral Design, Twisted Sisters, Matthew Walsh Photography
Moss & Stone Floral Design, Twisted Sisters, Matthew Walsh Photography
Moss & Stone Floral Design, Twisted Sisters, Matthew Walsh Photography
Moss & Stone Floral Design, Twisted Sisters, Matthew Walsh Photography
Moss & Stone Floral Design, Twisted Sisters, Matthew Walsh Photography
Moss & Stone Floral Design, Twisted Sisters, Matthew Walsh Photography
Moss & Stone Floral Design, Twisted Sisters, Matthew Walsh Photography
Moss & Stone Floral Design, Twisted Sisters, Matthew Walsh Photography
Moss & Stone Floral Design, Twisted Sisters, Matthew Walsh Photography

Our lovely guests were -

Anna Wray - For the Love of Bees

Louise Roberts - May Rose Floral Design

Michele Bentley - Bentley Blooms Bath

Deborah Dobson - Wild Mint Floral Design

Victoria Wright - Victoria Wright Floristry

Annie Jenkins - There May Be Bugs

Emma Cox - Luna Bloom

Ellie Coats

Moss & Stone Floral Design, Twisted Sisters, Matthew Walsh Photography

A Floral Renaissance

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This very special workshop co-taught by Fiona at Firenza Floral Design and myself took place at beautiful Abbey Hall , Suffolk in August. It really was the perfect summers day! And all captured by super talented Holly at Belle & Beau Photography - just look at these mouth watering images.

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Our wonderful attendees were

Chiara Gastaldin

Fran Smith

Joanne Merrison

Katherine Craft

Katie Musgrave

And we were assisted all day by the super lovely and talented Rosie Childs.

All the flowers were British and locally sourced from Hillcrest Flower Garden, Forever Green Flower Company, Gabriel’s Garden, The Real Flower Company and Usk Valley Roses.

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A Summer study

Image - Gina Dover Jaques | Florals - Moss & Stone Floral Design

'A Summer Study' workshop beautifully captured by Gina Dover Jaques Photography.

My lovely attendees were -

Emma Spowage of Passion Flowers by Emma Spowage, Dee Neild of Primrose Flower Boutique and Katy Rayner of Bracken & Twine

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Image - Gina Dover Jaques | Florals - Moss & Stone Floral Design
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Urn by Katy

Urn by Katy

Urn by Emma

Urn by Emma

Urn by Dee

Urn by Dee

Urn by Me!

Urn by Me!

Image - Gina Dover Jaques | Florals - Moss & Stone Floral Design

A Winter Gathering Workshop

Image - Hannah Duffy | Florals - Moss & Stone Floral Design

On a bitterly cold but bright, sunshiny November day, Kate Hargreaves of Tangle & Thyme and I held our Workshop, A Winter Gathering, in her beautiful garden and converted coach house. we were joined by a wonderful group of florists, all with varied experience and interests. Julie King (Peonies & Posies)who writes a garden blog and is passionate about her stunning cutting garden and using seasonal flowers, Sarah Statham (Simply By Arrangement) who holds the most wonderfully inspirational floral workshops from her ’small corner’ of Yorkshire, Ruth who once owned a beautiful hotel on the West coast of Scotland and did all the hotel flowers there for nearly thirty years, Sarah Whiting (Nettlewood Flowers) a talented flower farmer and florist from Teddington, Jen Sayers (Foxtail Floral Design) who is a skilled freelance florist from Suffolk and Helen Jackson (Petal & Pot), a lovely wedding and event florist based in Walthamstow. The idea was to create together a beautiful atmospheric installation with in which we could enjoy a candlelight feast once darkness descended.

We were lucky enough to be joined by the amazing and lovely fine art photographer Hannah Duffy who documented our day.

If you would like to read more information about this workshop Rona Wheeldon wrote up a lovely interview with me on her blog Flowerona.

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The Folly of Flowers

Moss & Stone Simply by Arrangement Helen Warner Photography

This incredible old folly set in a Capability Brown designed landscape is only five minutes from Moss & Stone. You can imagine how thrilled Sarah at Simply By Arrangement and I were when the owner said we could run a foam free installation workshop here!

The idea was to create a picnic scene in and around this tumbledown building and with our two lovely workshop guests, Zara Reid and Treea Cracknell. Fortunately we had fabulous photographer Helen Warner on hand to capture each moment.

Various props including the fabulous napkins were supplied by lovely Debbie from Rooms with a View in Diss.

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Moss & Stone Simply by Arrangement Helen Warner Photography
Moss & Stone Simply by Arrangement Helen Warner Photography
Moss & Stone Simply by Arrangement Helen Warner Photography
Moss & Stone Simply by Arrangement Helen Warner Photography
Moss & Stone Simply by Arrangement Helen Warner Photography
Moss & Stone Simply by Arrangement Helen Warner Photography
Moss & Stone Simply by Arrangement Helen Warner Photography
Moss & Stone Simply by Arrangement Helen Warner Photography
Moss & Stone Simply by Arrangement Helen Warner Photography
Moss & Stone Simply by Arrangement Helen Warner Photography
Moss & Stone Simply by Arrangement Helen Warner Photography
Moss & Stone Simply by Arrangement Helen Warner Photography
Moss & Stone Simply by Arrangement Helen Warner Photography
Moss & Stone Simply by Arrangement Helen Warner Photography
Moss & Stone Simply by Arrangement Helen Warner Photography
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Moss & Stone Simply by Arrangement Helen Warner Photography
Moss & Stone Simply by Arrangement Helen Warner Photography
Moss & Stone Simply by Arrangement Helen Warner Photography
Moss & Stone Simply by Arrangement Helen Warner Photography
Moss & Stone Simply by Arrangement Helen Warner Photography
Moss & Stone Simply by Arrangement Helen Warner Photography
Moss & Stone Simply by Arrangement Helen Warner Photography
Moss & Stone Simply by Arrangement Helen Warner Photography
Moss & Stone Simply by Arrangement Helen Warner Photography
Moss & Stone Simply by Arrangement Helen Warner Photography
Moss & Stone Simply by Arrangement Helen Warner Photography
Moss & Stone Simply by Arrangement Helen Warner Photography
Moss & Stone Simply by Arrangement Helen Warner Photography
Moss & Stone Simply by Arrangement Helen Warner Photography
Moss & Stone Simply by Arrangement Helen Warner Photography
Moss & Stone Simply by Arrangement Helen Warner Photography
Moss & Stone Simply by Arrangement Helen Warner Photography
Moss & Stone Simply by Arrangement Helen Warner Photography
Moss & Stone Simply by Arrangement Helen Warner Photography
Moss & Stone Simply by Arrangement Helen Warner Photography
Moss & Stone Simply by Arrangement Helen Warner Photography
Moss & Stone Simply by Arrangement Helen Warner Photography

1:1 workshop with the wedding planner

Emma's bouquet

Emma's bouquet

I love 1:1 workshops and this one with Emma Carroll was extra special. She is Emma Joy The Wedding Planner and she is going to be married herself very soon and decided to come to me for a little bit of experimentation with flowers and bouquets before the big day. This lady is super talented - she had a very successful career in management and corporate finance, she can make beautiful wedding cakes, she's a great photographer and she knows her way around a bucket of flowers - all of this coupled with an intelligent sense of calm and composure. Nobody is more qualified or better able to organise a wedding! Based on what I witnessed on our day together her own wedding is going to be stunning. Her very talented mum - yes it seems to run in families - will be 'doing the flowers' with a little help from Emma. And I think we can expect floral heaven - just at look at what she created on her day with me!

Image by Brigitte Girling
Image by Brigitte Girling
Image by Brigitte Girling

Oh and while she was here, she managed to capture me and my faithful flowery helper Daisy which I really rather liked. For Emma's take on our day together - do take a look at her blog post all about it.

Image by Emma Joy
Image by Emma Joy