Posted by on November 13, 2018

Ever wanted to learn to make really beautiful natural wreaths but didn’t know where to start?  A new event at Weymouth Center will help you do just that!

The Live Holiday Wreath Making Workshop with Susan McCrimmon on Sunday afternoon, November 25, will provide wreath forms for crimping, a crimping machine, some greenery and advice, encouragement and assistance!

Susan’s work is beautiful, and she will share her expertise to help you create your own holiday circle of joy.

Participants are asked to bring fifteen handfuls of various greens, each 6-8 inches long. Susan suggests a broad variety of greens including:

  • Frazier Fir
  • Boxwood
  • Crytomeria
  • Dwarf Nandina
  • Eucalyptus
  • Aucuba
  • Juniper
  • Holly ( with berries )
  • Cedar
  • Arboratae
  • Spruce
  • English Ivy
  • Ornamental Grasses
  • Sedium
  • Berry Clusters
  • Dried Okra Pods
  • Magnolia

Gloves and hand-cutters are also advised.

As there are so many options for plants, Susan explains, “Simply take a cutting and see how it looks after a few days. You will need to bring a mixed variety of greens as very few do well alone. Never make your cuttings short. Make them at least 6-8 inches or longer. Bring extra to share and to trade!”

The workshop will be held from 1-4pm outside on the lawn, and in case of rain, under the covered veranda.

The cost is $30 for members and $40 for nonmembers.  The space is limited so for more information or to make a reservation, please call (910) 690-0991. 

Susan is taking the reservations and can answer any questions you may have in advance. 

Weymouth Center for the Arts & Humanities is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization and home to the N.C. Literary Hall of Fame.

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