Twice in 6 months! I got to learn from Gregor Lersch twice in 6 Months! This time he came to America to the beautiful Hope Farm in Waterford, Virginia to lead us in a workshop hosted by the most generous Holly Heider Chapple. Ahead of the participants’ arrival, Gregor had created a multitude of structures. He led us through each piece noting technique, potential uses, and flower selection and placement. Each day started by 9 and went well past the scheduled ending time of 5 pm because he had so much to share with us.
We created structures, centerpieces, and wearable flowers. We explored bouquets with structures, totally wired bouquets, and hand-tied cascade bouquets created by relying only on the selection of plant material without any mechanic.
We’d receive thoughtful critique in a group so we could learn from each other. Everyone was so open and sharing with their knowledge. I enjoyed meeting everyone and look forward to our paths crossing again.
Holly had the most extraordinary flowers for us to work with including phenomenal Café au Lait dahlias from her garden. We had to plead with her to share some of her knowledge as she was hesitant to lecture and wanted us to maximize our experience with Gregor. This event qualified participants with the proper criteria to become a Chapel Designer – a collective of floral and event designers. I’m please to say I am part of this very passionate and supportive group.