Lavender Wands Workshop
Spend a beautiful evening on the farm bathing in the warmth of summer, sipping on sun tea while fashioning your very own fragrant wand of lavender.
with Harmony Pillon
Tuesday, June 26 2018
Location: Fireweed Farm
This craft is an adaptation of the original Victorian era activity created with freshly cut long stem lavender. Lavender wands are only made once a year, at the peak of summer light; whilst the lavender is in bloom, the stems are easily malleable and the volatile oil is most potent. Thread (traditionally ribbon) is then woven around the lavender stems, caging the fragrant flowers inside.
These wands will remain aromatic and alive with the plant’s energy for years to come; soothing and scenting drawers, altars, linens and bedding. Departing from the traditional ribbon weave, participants will have a choice of natural fibres including hemp, cotton, wool thread or fabric strips. All materials for crafting are provided.
The workshop is open to all ages.