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Create a Paper Icelandic Poppy Workshop

27th August 2023 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Olivia is a local artist who creates life-life paper flowers. She is inspired by the beauty of the natural world around us and aims to capture that sense of awe in her floral creations. She is self taught with over 9 years of expertise. She creates arrangements for weddings, gifts and home decor, with a keen interest in botanical realism.

In this workshop Olivia will share her unique method of crafting Icelandic Poppies, taking you step by step through each part of the process with live demonstration and plenty of guidance. There will be pre-made examples of poppies at different stages of creation on hand to study and assist you in your making.

From seed pod to petals you’ll learn some of the fundamental techniques in paper flower making including, laminating, fringing, dying and crepe paper shaping techniques. We will maximize realism by paying close attention to colour, form and details; all key ingredients in capturing the natural beauty of flowers.

Most importantly, you’ll learn how to create a flower that will bring you lasting joy.

All materials provided.

No experience necessary but dexterity required.

About the venue

Sunny Bank Mills is an inspirational cultural destination in the heart of the local community of Farsley, Leeds. Founded in 1829, these glorious Mills are being regenerated by the sixth generation of the family owners, creating a wonderful blend of work, leisure and culture.

Course terms and booking conditions

Workshop and course bookings can be cancelled and refunded up until 7 days before the scheduled start date. As materials and equipment are ordered in advance, we regret that refunds cannot be offered less than 7 days before the workshop date. Please note that Eventbrite’s booking fee is non-refundable.

If we need to cancel the course for any reason your ticket will be fully refunded.


27th August 2023
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Sunny Bank Mills Gallery
83-85 Town Street
Farsley, LS28 5UJ United Kingdom