Dutch-inspired Valentine’s Day workshop is a floral favourite in Letchworth

Mary Wales, Jane Millett, Daure Blackmore, Martin Houghton, Sheena Scaplehorn, Sarah Mitchell, Diann

Mary Wales, Jane Millett, Daure Blackmore, Martin Houghton, Sheena Scaplehorn, Sarah Mitchell, Dianne Wallis and Jo Grace take part in the Valentine's Day floral design workshop run by Dutch floral designer Alice Calcasola-Vanderlist - Credit: Archant

Love was in the air on Saturday for a floral design Valentine’s Day special in Letchworth.

Alice Calcasola – who runs All In One Season from her home studio in Sollershott East – opened her doors for a Dutch-inspired craft workshop.

In December, after 15 years in Letchworth Alice welcomed two men who were brave enough to get in touch with their floral side through her doors, and with another willing male participant this time around, the gender balance is closer to being restored.

Those taking part in the workshop double header – which included eating samples of Alice’s Dutch apple cake – were tasked with making the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for their loved ones.

Builder Martin Houghton, who attended the first of two Saturday workshops and surprised his partner with a gift of his making, said: “I decided to let the cat out of the bag and told the lads at work much to their amusement.


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“They then told their wives and now they are in trouble for not doing the same.”

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