Botanical Couture Workshop on June 11, 12, & 13

photos: Elijah Park, Joni Shimabukuro, Ted Mishima

In this new workshop on Botanical Couture  you will learn the mechanics behind creating sumptuous designs that mimic objects in our everyday lives. Ornate purses, shoes and headpieces will expand the way you think about flowers! Françoise shares the techniques she has honed in the creation of these beautifully-crafted floral designs. To stand alone as centerpieces or to be worn as an elegant fashion statement, these couture pieces delight and amuse.

This class offers practical, hands-on experience that will further develop your own skills and repertoire and increase your confidence to think outside the box. After a demonstration of floral techniques and mechanics, you will design your own pieces. You will hone your artistic talents, and will be encouraged to listen to your intuition and further your own vision. Classes are limited to five students to ensure valuable individual attention.

Dates: Monday June 11, Tuesday June 12  and Wednesday June 13

Time: 9am til 4pm (1 hour lunch break)

Where: At Françoise’s Studio

Cost: $1,100 – A 50% deposit is requested to reserve your space; the balance is due May 28.

For more information, please call 503-236-5829 or check my website

botanical shoe with croton leaves, orchids and rose, Françoise Weeks

Joni Photo

botanical shoe with orchids, succulents, fern, eucalyptus pods, Françoise Weeks

photo: David Barss

botanical shoe and purse and whimsical bouquet, Françoise Weeks

photo: David Barss

flower purse covered with rosemary , Françoise Weeks

Joni Photo


burgundy headpiece  withhellebore, ranunculus, orchids, texture, Françoise Weeks

Ted Mishima

burgundy headpiece  with orchids, callas, hellebore and texture, Françoise Weeks

Ted Mishima

botanical shoe covered with begonia leaves and accented with nicandra pod, dill, Françoise Weeks

botanical shoe with croton leaves, blackberries, eucalyptus pods, Françoise Weeks

textured fall pursewith monstera leaves, Françoise Weeks

textured fall purse with monstera and bromeliad leaves, Françoise Weeks

flower purse with fushia, orange and chartreuse flowers, Vista Hills, Françoise Weeks

photo: Jessica Hill

fushia and orange flower purse, Nambe in Bridegeport Village, Françoise Weeks

botanical shoe with mask foliage, succulents and orchids, Nambe in bridgeport, Françoise Weeks

hot pink flower purse , Françoise Weeks

photo: Elijah Park

textured headpiece, Françoise Weeks

photo: June Lion


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