Floral designer Anna Holmes will lead a hands-on workshop on flower preservation through “pounding” on Sunday, September 12, from 10 AM until noon at Highfield Hall & Gardens.

This ancient method of preserving flowers and leaves takes little time and minimal tools to transfer color, texture, patterns and foliage to cloth and paper. Participations will complete two projects: a design on fabric and personalized stationery.

Participants will need to bring a hammer with a flat head, a terrycloth work towel, and a few blooms from their garden. The instructor will provide treated fabric, stationery, masking tape and written instructions. Ms. Holmes will contact participants prior to the class to discuss material options and where to source them. Class size is limited and preregistration is required.

The cost is $55, and $45 for members of the museum. Register through the hall’s website.

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