Botanical Couture Workshop in the Studio on July 20, 21 & 22

botanical couture Francoise Weeks- photo Ted Mishima

photo: Ted Mishima

Stunning floral millinery, jewelry, purses and shoes will set your designs apart. Delicate fascinators or bolder headpieces  will be eye catching and wouldn’t it be refreshing to make flower rings, earrings or necklaces for the bridal party instead of the more traditional corsages?  After demonstrations you will interpret the techniques and create your own lush or simple designs, choosing from a plethora of flowers, striking foliages, succulents, seedpods, berries and other textures.

Botanical purses are a great alternative to hand-tied bouquets for the bride, bridesmaids or flower girls. Learn to create designs that imitate the elaborate style of haute couture. These exquisite , detailed clutches or handbags are also perfect for bistro table decorations, as are elegant stiletto shoes decorated with botanical treasures. Or you can pair a shoe and purse for the centerpieces of round or long tables at the reception. These fairytale slippers also can be worn!

For more information or to register click here .

Here are some examples of what you will learn and design.

botanical couture, headpiece 1, Francoise Weeks

photo: Ted Mishima

botanical ring Francoise Weeks- photo Ted Mishima

photo: Ted Mishima

botanical ring  and necklace, Françoise Weeks

photo: Ted Mishima

botanical headpiece and necklace, Françoise Weeks

photo: Ted Mishima

botanical earrings with mini phaelonopsis- photo Ted Mishima

botanical earrings - with phalaenopsis orchids, succulents and kale leaf, Francoise Weeks

botanical shoe with purple orchids, Françoise Weeks

photo: Richard Pham

botanical shoes Francoise Weeks- photo Ted Mishima

photo: Ted Mishima

botanical shoe with hydrangea blossoms, Francoise Weeks

photo: Ted Mishima

botanical mask-headpiece ,necklace and earrings, flower and texture Francoise Weeks

photo: Ted Mishima

bracelet, Françoise Weeks

botanical hairpiece - Portland B&G magazine 1, Françoise Weeks

botanical hairpiece with muscari, orchids, succulemts and texture, Francoise Weeks

flower-purse-with-phaelonopsis-1-Francoise

photo: Joni Shimabukuro

botanical purse with muscari, Francoise Weeks

photo: Joni  Shimabukuro

botanical purse with orchids, detail, Francoise Weeks

botanical purse Francoise Weeks- photo Ted Mishima

photo: Ted Mishima

botanical fan Francoise Weeks- photo Ted Mishima

photo: Ted Mishima

Haute Couture Botanique

photo: Ted Mishima

 

 

 

 

photo: Mosca Studio

Check out the video from the PBS program ‘Art Beat’; it features a botanical couture photo shoot with Ted Mishima:

http://francoiseweeks.com/art-beat-video/

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