Monday…with an ikebana workshop

February 8, 2016

Filed Under : Arrangements - ikebana - Winter - workshops

Photo 08-02-2016, 08 52 13 I ran an ikebana workshop at the Arlo & Jacob showroom in Putney, London on Saturday…

It was the first time I’d run a workshop like this so I was really pleased with the incredible results  the participants created.

I was also so engrossed that I didn’t take many photos at all, but Emma Herian from Sew Recycled did, so thankfully you’ll get a sense of what the morning was like…( I’ve put her name under when her photos appear! )Photo 06-02-2016, 14 23 34Photo 08-02-2016, 13 26 20( photo above by Emma Herian )Photo 06-02-2016, 14 08 21Photo 06-02-2016, 14 12 29Photo 08-02-2016, 13 30 15( photo above by Emma Herian )Photo 06-02-2016, 14 28 56 Photo 06-02-2016, 12 37 55 Photo 06-02-2016, 13 55 43 Photo 07-02-2016, 11 43 46( photo above by Emma Herian )Photo 06-02-2016, 14 22 40Photo 06-02-2016, 14 24 00Photo 08-02-2016, 13 29 36( photos above and below by Emma Herian )Photo 07-02-2016, 11 40 10A large part of the workshop involved the arrangements being carried around to various areas of Arlo & Jacob so that we could experiment with light and textures which worked well for the display; something that is just as important as the piece itself, so here are a few photos taken by the participants themselves of the arrangements they created…

( below by @suselladeville )Photo 08-02-2016, 13 58 00( below by @alexis.allan )Photo 08-02-2016, 13 58 16( below by @ikebana_jen )Photo 08-02-2016, 13 58 27( below by @dinopi )Photo 08-02-2016, 13 58 37( below by @Sussie Bell )Photo 08-02-2016, 13 58 44Photo 07-02-2016, 11 38 14Photo 06-02-2016, 14 11 59After we had worked on the moribana ikebana arrangements, I demonstrated a flat lay ikebana…something I’ve sort of invented using some of the ikebana principles and with a free style, combining the arrangement of plant material with the arrangement of domestic material and then framing it within a photograph…Photo 08-02-2016, 13 27 35Photo 06-02-2016, 13 27 52

This is a bit of a new passion for me so it was great to share it for the first time and something I’m making into a daily ritual as it’s a wonderful form of simple, uncluttered creative concentration.

I’ll hopefully be running more of these ikebana workshops this year so keep looking at the workshop dates page here in case you miss an announcement and would like to come.

( there’s also a lovely blog piece by one of this class’s participants here )

Photo 08-02-2016, 12 32 36

 

2 thoughts on “Monday…with an ikebana workshop

  1. Dino Abrams

    It was great to spend such a concentrated time with flowers and like minded ( kind of ) people. A brilliant touch to select more or less the same materials for us all and amazing to see all the different styles we came up with. I must do this again

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