Woodland Wreath

A wire frame, covered with moss, is the base for this very textural woodland wreath with small gourds, bark, seedpods, succulents, berries, crab apples, lichens,…

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Wedding/Woodland/Botanical Couture Workshop in Maui on October 21 & 22

Tuesday and Wednesday, October 21 & 22, 2014, 9AM to 4PM each day photo: Jamie Bosworth Hosted by Lisa Giamoyris Almeida of: Blossoms Hawaii Located in Wailuku, Maui Woodland/Botanical Couture/Wedding Design Workshop Class size limited to 9 students. Create and keep your designs. Lunch 12PM to 1PM will be provided. Please bring your own tools, […]

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Botanical Couture and Faerie Chair

Porcelain vine berries are in season – they’re such a favorite and I wanted them to be the common thread through the pieces. Inspired by a picture that I saw in Louis Bou’s book ” Couture Hats’  of a hat/mask combination, I decided to tackle this fun idea. Shoes and jewelry complemented the headpiece. The […]

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Whimsical Bouquets

Several years ago I bought a wonderful and very inspiring book: “Straight from the Heart – Bridal Floristry for the 21st Century” by Liz & Claire Cowling. Claire teaches workshops and owns a flower shop Thrive Floristry in Bury St Edmonds in England. I am beyond thrilled that I will have the opportunity to teach […]

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Françoise is coming to Santa Barbara, CA

Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday Jan 12-14 presented by Florabundance

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Botanical Couture Workshop in the Studio on October 13-15

Interested in offering alternatives to hand-tied bouquets for the bridal party? A flower purse or jewelry would be fantastic! Botanical shoes or a fascinator would get everyone’s attention! Learn the mechanics and techniques techniques and expand your offerings for your clients! For more information or to sign up please check: http://francoiseweeks.com/botanical-couture-workshop-oct-2014/ Only 2 spots left! […]

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Botanical Couture Photo Shoot

What a fun collaboration with photographer Ted Mishima and  model Shayna a few weeks ago. We decided to do the photo shoot in my backyard. As always, Ted’s pictures were exquisite!

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Botanical Headpieces for a Party in New York (2)

Yesterday I  posted part 1 of the botanical headpieces that Jo Jarvis and I collaborated on for a birthday party -a Sandi Hoffman Event – in New York earlier this year. Here are the other headpieces that we made. design Jo Jarvis

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Botanical Headpieces for a Party in New York (1)

design: Jo Jarvis photo: Tricia  M Florals Last spring I was contacted by the office of Sandi Hoffman Special Events in Washington DC. They were organizing a fancy birthday party at the Prince George Ballroom in New York and they hired my services to make several large botanical headpieces for models. As the work was […]

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Wedding/Event Workshop in the Studio on September 8, 9 & 10

photos: Jamie Bosworth Interested in learning different styles of bridal bouquets? Learn the mechanics behind woodland bouquets and other styles. Join us for the wedding workshop in my studio in Portland, OR . Be inspired by many different techniques and tricks to make bouquets, ceremony and reception flowers that are ‘out-of-the-box’! This Wedding/Event Workshop is […]

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