Botanical Couture Workshop

photo Ted Mishima

Portland, OR

Tuesday and Wednesday
February 20 and 21, 2018
9:30AM to 4:30PM

Workshop will be held at Tendue
2505 SE 11th Ave - Suite 255
Portland, OR 97202

Class size is limited so make sure to reserve your place!

Please bring your own tools, i.e. clippers, scissors, knife and wire cutters.

Lunch will be provided.

Please contact Françoise regarding lodging.

Price: $1295

photo Françoise Weeks


A New Approach

Students will learn to create show stopping jewelry and dresses, using striking foliage, flowers and a plethora of textures. Françoise is recognized for her innovations in wearable floral art and will impart her knowledge of the technical skills needed to design your own catwalk pieces.

Françoise will show you her methods for deconstructing plant materials such as succulents, seedpods, herbs and flowers. Tools to find your own vision and local bounty will be emphasized during this exhilarating, hands-on class.


photo Gwen Severson


Botanical Jewelry

Learn how to create jewelry designs using aluminum wire as a base for rings, necklaces, bracelets and earrings. Piece together the often overlooked bits of texture occurring in seedpods, tendrils, succulents, herbs and tropical greenhouse favorites to add color and movement to the designs that will make a statement at galas, weddings and on the catwalk.


photo Ted Mishima


Botanical Dress

Whether you would like to make a floral garment for a show-stopping window display, to participate in a competition or even to wear for a special occasion, the techniques you will learn can be adapted and applied to a myriad of ideas. As this is a very time consuming project, students will work in pairs to make the dress form for a mannequin and collaborate on the design and application of leaves, flowers and textures.

Photographer Gwen Severson will photograph all of your designs.

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