Val writes: A sign up sheet is now on the board for a club festive fund raiser, a Christmas wreath-making workshop. This will take place on the same day as the QRC Christmas dinner, on completion of social rowing on Saturday 30th November, from 11am-2pm. The cost £15, with most of that going to club funds, and numbers are limited to around 20.
I will provide:
- Mince pies
- Mulled wine
- Hot Chocolate
- Lots of green foliage and caramelised citrus fruit slices
- Florists wire, garden string
You just need a wire coat-hanger, and it would be extremely helpful to you if you had a pair of secateurs and pair of scissors. In terms of decorations, for zero waste, please bring your own baubles, ribbons etc.
The photos are ideas from the web, all totally achievable in the shed, it’s amazing – people get so creative and every wreath ends up being so different and quite a showstopper!
The boats would have to be left outside until after we’ve completed and swept the shed, and the committee have reviewed and approved this. It’s quite possible (especially if you have done this before) that you could make two or three wreaths to gift to friends etc in the time, so do feel free to bring more than one wire hanger.
One little plug for help: even if you don’t plan to attend the workshop, if you see any dropped pine cones on your walks/ travels in the next week or so, please collect them (sustainably) and bring them to the shed.
Any questions about the baubles, ribbons, workshop, or offers of foliage foraging/greenery from your garden etc… direct to me please: Alexander_valerie@hotmail.com