Seattle is always so much fun for me no matter what I'm there for! I was greeted right off the plane by the beautiful sight and smell of rain! To be honest, if I hadn't I would've been disappointed. Halloween was a wet one, but on workshop day the rain stopped and it was a pretty (gloomy) day.
Just a few short blocks away from the market in Belltown is Aran Goyoaga's studio Cannelle et Vanille - a beautiful and simple space with good light for any photographer and a kitchen fit for any baker, both things Aran excels at.
Attendees were greeted by a delicious food spread and a generous sponsor gift bag with goodies from Ink & Hope, Cadeaute, Good On Paper Design, Jenny Cookies, Paper & Type, Gather Journal, Bunch Magazine, True Lineage, Artifact Uprising, Simple & Crisp, Decker Rd. Seeds and Rangemark .
Juice Box Seattle provided us with yummy salads and their popular pressed juices. We also had an incredible quiche and tart from Blackbird Bakery. A Simple & Crisp simple recipe with rose petal jelly and blueberries was put together. And no spread is without dessert and that's where Jenny Keller from Jenny Cookies comes in. My gosh! So amazing and oh so pretty! And do you see those stunning linens on the tables peaking out? That is the the beautiful work of Rangemark.
We started off with fall floral arrangements and the attendees had an array of fresh and dried local ingredients to choose from, but the main ingredient.... Kale! The Choices! The enthusiasm to dive in and get started was remarkable.
Custom reclaimed wooden vessels by LA makers, Treeline Woodworks specifically for Seattle.
Arrangements completed and lined up and now ready for wreaths!
Kelsey Nollette from Ink & Hope gave the attendees a demonstration on gilding. They had the option of giving their wreaths a special touch of gold with the help and guidance from Kelsey. She also adorned the room with her custom workshop signage and chalkboard art. Kelsey is such a gem and ever so talented!
Complete focus throughout the room is a must for wreath magic.
A mixture of unique wreaths were created by each person. Here's a finished wreath by Caroline Ariani.
The energy put in the room not only by the attendees, but those that helped contribute, participate and assist. It was such a great day and a wonderful workshop with incredible people. Thanks to all the makers, designers and artists who were sponsors for the Seattle workshop. Don't ya worry Seattle, I'll be back soon!