“Wreath” translated literally means, “a thing bound around,” from the Greek word Diadema. Laurel wreaths were used to crown the victors of the Greco-Roman Olympic Games. Wreath making dates back to ancient Greece & Rome (and likely before that!), where members of society would make wreaths using fresh tree leaves, twigs, small fruits, and flowers. These were worn as headdresses and represented the occupation, rank, and/or achievements of the wearer. Today, wreaths are made for holidays, weddings, anniversaries, rituals, and just about any occasion you can think of…or just as a thing of beauty to hang on your wall for all to appreciate.
Some of the materials we’ll use in our wreaths include lavender, culinary sages, Nigella, Poppy pods, ornamental oregano and culinary oregano, rosebuds, rosemary, Larkspur, red chili peppers and some other specialty florals. All materials are included in the class.
Workshop taught by Mary Lou Saso, who learned wreath making from her mother, Virginia, of the renowned Saso Herb Gardens outside San Jose, California. Along with her floral handiwork, Mary is an avid gardener, growing many of the decortive herbs nd florals for her wreths, and creates a treasure trove of beautiful crafts, including jewelry, prayer flags and pocket altars.
Class size limited to 6. Fee: $45 includes all activities, supplies, refreshments, and you take home the wreath you make. For more information or to reserve your space, you can call 209-296-2120 with payment, or register at Exchange Community Market, 1324 Jackson Gate Road, Jackson, CA.
Meet Your Hosts:
Mary Lou Saso learned wreath making from her mother, Virginia, of the renowned Saso Herb Gardens outside San Jose, California. Along with her floral handiwork, Mary Lou is an avid gardener and creates a treasure trove of beautiful crafts, including jewelry, prayer flags and pocket altars.
Su Lukasha, owner of Herbal Med Rx, makes herbal and floral health and beauty products, offers workshops, and grows over 50 medicinal herbs and a variety of flowers, veggies, fruits and such with her partner Michael at their Ranch Runamuck property located in the Sierra Nevada foothills.