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Jenni Wren Creative

Contact name: Jenni Ray
121
Total bookings
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(32)
almost 3 years
with CraftCourses

Maker's bio

Jenni is a passionate florist, creator, crafter and teacher with over 35 years in the floral industry with extensive expertise in both wholesale and retail and events. Originally from South Africa where she started out in the wholesale of dried flowers and then naturally moved into fresh flowers where she ran 3 successful florist shops. There was an opportunity for expansion to the UK in the dried flower division so she moved with her family and established 2 very successful florist businesses in Wimbledon and Chelsea with a celebrity portfolio. After 10 years, missing the warmth of Africa she moved to Spain and lived bordering a nature reserve where she would host many wildflowers walks, foraging workshops and courses. At her luxury venue, she hosted many of weddings and functions, often to 1000's of guests at a time. After 20 years in Spain, she came back to the UK and set up a studio florist in the Oxfordshire area, specialising in wedding and events and craft workshops. Jenni combines her extensive floristry and gardening experience after establishing 3 gardens from scratch and is now not only a small scale flower farmer, but also grows and dries her own flowers as well as making crafts and selling DIY kits and hosting in-person workshops for all levels and abilities in Didcot, Faringdon and Nettlebed Woodlands, Near Henley on Thames. Her style is natural and draws from and reflects the influence of the different countries that she lived in and her surroundings including her private woodland that a lot of her material is sourced and grown in. Sustainability is a key principal in her designs as well as caring for the environment in all aspects of her floristry work.

Courses, kits & gifts

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Floristry Course & Floral Design with Jenni Wren Creative
150 items left
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Heart Shaped Willow Wreath Kit - Weave, Arrange & Display
48 items left
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LIVING SPRING WREATH with Spring Bulbs on a woven willow/birch base
71 items left
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Luxury faux-bulous all season wreath with faux flower flair!
77 items left
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Spring 'Living' Wreath Workshop with Spring Bulbs Faringdon Oxfordshire
Next date: 16th Mar 2024
10 places left
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Spring & Easter wreath with faux daffodils, nest and feather detail.
95 items left
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Spring Living Wreath Workshop: Didcot OX11 Oxfordshire
Next date: 8th Mar 2024
10 places left
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Spring wreath with gorgeous artificial flowers and nest detail.
60 items left

Recent reviews

All maker's reviews
26 Feb 24'

Liz Yuille reviewed: Spring Living Wreath Workshop: Didcot OX11 Oxfordshire

"Just spent a wonderful afternoon with Jenni. She guided us through making a 'living' wreath in a supportive, but not prescriptive, way. We all left with great wreaths that will change over the coming weeks as the plants bloom. Highly recommend."

Jenni Wren Creative responded:

" Thank you Liz, we had such a lovely class and such a creative group of ladies and as you say, all left with beautiful handcrafted Spring wreaths which will develop and bloom as the season progresses. Hope to see you again for our Christmas Wreath Advanced Class. Jenni"

14 Feb 24'

LYNN reviewed: LIVING SPRING WREATH with Spring Bulbs on a woven willow/birch base

"The Living Spring Wreath arrived very quickly and everything was clearly marked. I received a link for the videos which were were very good. I can highly recommend this kit, I loved every minute of making it and I am very happy with the end result. "

Jenni Wren Creative responded:

" Thrilled that you enjoyed making the Spring Living Wreath and especially loved receiving the photos. You did an amazing job! Well done Jenni"

23 Jan 24'

Anna reviewed: LIVING SPRING WREATH with Spring Bulbs on a woven willow/birch base

"This was a brilliant craft activity and I am delighted with the result. Jenni was so thoughtful in all communications with me. Her online videos were really helpful and she thought of everything when she sent the craft box to me. I would highly recommend this wreath-making kit."

Jenni Wren Creative responded:

" Hi Anna. I am so pleased that you enjoyed your activity as if I remember correctly you bought 2 kits to make together with your daughter for your birthday. It is so rewarding knowing that in a small way I contributed to making her day a little more special and in the end coming away with a gorgeous wreath that she can continue to enjoy for weeks to come. Jenni"

18 Dec 23'

Rosalie Radburn reviewed: CHRISTMAS WREATH MAKING WORKSHOPS Oxfordshire Venue 1 Didcot

"My daughter and I had a fabulous Festive afternoon making Christmas wreaths with Jenni Wren. We were total beginners but that didn’t matter at all. Jenni was very patient and explained things very clearly. We didn’t feel rushed at all and nothing was too much trouble. We came away with two beautiful wreaths and we thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Highly recommended."

Jenni Wren Creative responded:

" That is so lovely, thank you for the feedback. It was great to see a mother and daughter work so well and compliment each other. I am sure they looked amazing on each other's respective doors and that you both had a wonderful Christmas. Hopefully we will see you back for another wreath making session. Jenni"

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