Workshops in Burlington, VT (part 2)

Thank you Ashley Largesse for the images of the demos that I made for the workshops at Green Mountain Floral Supply in Burlington, VT. And thank you Jayson Munn for all your help!

botanical headpiece

botanical headpiece, 2 Francoise Weeks

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Botanical Collar with Hellebore and Textures

Another fun photo shoot yesterday! Thank you to my friend Kate for  giving me such a beautiful array of hellebore!

And a huge thank you to photographer Ted Mishima and model Phanthia McLamb.

botanical collar with hellebore and texture, Francoise Weeks

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Workshops in Burlington, VT (part 1)

About 8 months ago, Jayson Munn invited me to teach a workshop at the wholesaler Green Mountain Florists Supply, Inc in Burlington, VT. One workshop morphed into 3 and last month I spent a delightful week with the nicest group of people!

The selection of flowers and textures was fantastic and the display and variety of  the containers and all the hard goods as well as the wedding showroom was very impressive! A large space for the classroom made it very comfortable to teach classes of 20 students. It was such a delight to share lots of ideas and mechanics and techniques to the 55 talented students who attended!

The botanical couture workshop was beautifully documented by the talented photographer Ashley Largesse. Thank you so much Ashley!

Enjoy the images that Ashley took on the last day of the workshop.

botanical couture workshop in Vermont 3, Françoise Weeks

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Woodland/Botanical Couture Workshop in Mexico City

Last year Olympia Frangos, with Allium by  Olympia in Mexico City invited me to teach a woodland/botanical couture workshop in her studio in Mexico City. In February my friend Jo Jarvis and I went down south and we had the best experience teaching 28 very enthusiastic and talented students ; it was my first experience instructing with interpreters and  it went seamlessly.  Olympia, thank you for your incredible hospitality and for organizing this workshop so well; we so appreciated everything you did. You designed your beautiful studio perfectly to teach workshops; we look forward to coming back to teach again!

And a big thank you also to photographer Maureen Evans who documented the workshop beautifully.

preparing for the workshop, workshop Mexico Ciry February 2015, Françoise Weeks

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Spring Flowers for Oregon Art Beat’s Fundraiser ( 2)

Katherine Sealy, with Event Cosmetics, and dA:dA HAIR hosted a fundraiser for OPB’s  Oregon Art Beat this past weekend. Katherine invited me to do the flowers for this special event.

Thank you Andie Petkus for the great pictures!

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Spring Flowers for Oregon Art Beat’s Fundraiser ( 1)

Katherine Sealy, with Event Cosmetics, and dA:dA HAIR hosted a fundraiser for OPB’s  Oregon Art Beat this past weekend. Katherine invited me to do the flowers for this special event.

Thank you Andie Petkus for the great pictures!

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Video for Wedding/Event Workshop in the Studio on April 6-8

Here are some examples of what you will learn during the 3 day, hands-on wedding/event workshop in the studio. You will learn many new mechanics and techniques, which will allow you to expand your repertoire, so you can offer your clients unique ideas.

In the intimate setting of the studio – only 5 students can attend – you will receive plenty of personal attention.

For more info or to register please go to http://francoiseweeks.com/wedding-design-workshop-in-francoises-studio-in-portland-or-2/

Susan McLeary, Ann Arbor, MI wrote what her experience was like to attend the 3 day workshop:

“I was lucky enough to attend her 3 day wedding workshop this fall in beautiful Portland, Oregon. It was so wonderful to finally meet and learn from Françoise, after admiring and following her work for years. I used to gaze at her incredible pieces and wonder ” how did she do that?!” It was so thrilling to learn the secrets behind her gorgeous designs.
The 3 days were invigorating, eye-opening, and restorative- exactly what my creative soul needed. I left feeling re-charged, inspired, and looking at flowers, foliage, and nature’s “textures” in a whole new way!
I can’t recommend her workshops enough, I am simply a better designer after spending time with her!”

Check out here what other students have to say about their experience at the workshops:


Haute Couture Botanique Show

Last fall, photographer Ted Mishima and I decided to do a  show together. We have been collaborating for 4 years on botanical couture photo shoots and we thought it would be fun to showcase his photography and have some models who would showcase botanical headpieces, jewelry, purses and shoes.

Mount Burns, owner of St John’s Coffee Roasters, generously offered to host the event at his coffee shop and Nyki Burns contacted several of her friends asking if they would model.

The collaboration was fantastic! The show was very well attended and we all had a blast that evening.

As always,Ted captured great images:

Haute Couture Botanique

botanical rings and earrings

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Russian ‘Flowers’ Magazine

Last fall the editor of the Russian Magazine ‘Flowers‘ requested some images. So honored that they featured these pictures in their winter issue.

Photos  by Ted Mishima  (except the cover)

Russian magazine spring 2015

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Gnarled Root Structure with Spring Flowers

A woodland arrangement that I made for a memorial service today. It was several years ago that I bought this gnarled root structure and it was simply perfect for this occasion.

root structure decorated with spring flowers, Françoise Weeks

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