pyrus at Summerhall!

We have teamed up with the best and most unusual arts venue in town, Summerhall, to offer a programme of four classes in the run up to Christmas.  We're teaching in the weird and wonderful Histology Lab (nope, we didn't know what that meant either) so you can expect laboratory benches, the tiniest sinks in existence and a unique learning environment.  White coats optional.

Here's what we're teaching...

Vintage Vessels Saturday 17th November 1-3pm
Choose a quirky retro or vintage vessel from our collection to create your own super beautiful and vibrant Autumn arrangement to take home (or give away- but you won't want to!). We'll teach you all the tricks of the trade, absolutely no experience whatsoever needed.

Kokedama Saturday 1st December 1-3pm
Learn the magical art of kokedama, the Japanese hanging garden. Say goodbye to frumpy old pot plants and 'hellooo kokedama'! Loads of fun in the making and a cool hanging plant to take home and talk to (if you're anything like us!). A must for plant lovers and those who like the odd mud pie.

Ring-a-Ding Wreaths Thursday 6th December 6-8pm
Your front door will thank you for this one, learn the techniques and tricks to make your own 'not so usual' wreath from local foraged foliage and boxes of weird and wonderful treasures! This is a must-have Christmas skill. 

Get your swag on Tuesday 11th December 6-8pm
Don't pay a fortune for a Christmas garland. Come and let us teach you a few basic skills to create your own luxurious Christmas swag to drape over the fireplace, up the staircase or around the door frames.

£35 per class or £30 per class if you book more than one.  Bring your old friends, meet new ones and join our flower gang.  All materials provided, festive refreshments and some Pyrus style tunes (you'll get a little taster of what we listen to in the studio).  YEAH! We're excited, email us to book your place.

Constance, the ledge

Flower school

Well folks this post is loooooong overdue.  Here are some highlights of our first foray into the world of teaching earlier in the season, our flower school started with a bang and we had more fun than we could have imagined.
Not only were our students game for foraging come rain or shine, they were a pretty damn talented lot and we ended up in helpless giggles more than once ("naughty Mr Fern!"- mentioning no names!).
Teaching is full of discoveries and surprises, not only can the most unlikely looking arrangement be the most inspiring (and make you rethink your own approach) but the greatest satisfaction is from getting the nervous, wary or downright sceptical students on-side and watching them leave beaming, metaphorically wearing hard earned  flower stripes.
We had a bit of a break from teaching whilst we disappeared into a wedding vortex but now we are beginning to come out the other side and we can't wait to get down to business and launch our Autumn classes.  Interested?  Get in touch or keep your eye out for updates; we promise you laughs, new friends, skills and of course, beautiful beautiful flowers. 

Our shiny new flower school is go!

Woohoo, after months of preparation and debate our flower school launches this week!  Go to the itison website and you can buy yourself, a friend or you mum (Mother's Day this weekend people) a half price masterclass at the beautiful Colstoun estate in East Lothian where you can learn the basics of wiring or make yourself a pretty little Spring arrangement to take home.  The lovely team at Colstoun house are even providing a delicious afternoon tea to keep those creative juices flowing.  After all, everybody knows that florists need cake.  And the best bit is that if you fancy a  wee jaunt with your pals and three of your friends buy the same voucher then you get your own class for free!  We look forward to seeing you all there.