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Win The New Francoise Weeks Online Course

Sep 18, 2017

Francoise Weeks | Theresa Bear Photography

Theresa Bear Photography

Françoise Weeks is certainly no stranger to Botanical Brouhaha! I love to have her drop by occasionally to update us on her latest projects. I’m sure you’ve seen her textural Woodland and Botanical Couture designs over the years. She has traveled the world extensively to teach and inspire so many fantastic florists. If you have not had the opportunity to attend one of her workshops, then I have great news! Françoise just launched a new series of online classes! And, I have even better news – we’re giving the full online course, a total of four classes, away to one of you!

Francoise Weeks | Cam Ostman

Francoise Weeks | Cam Ostman

Francoise Weeks | Cam Ostman

Cam Ostman

The first series of videos introduced in the Françoise Weeks European Floral Courses focuses on Botanical Couture Jewelry. Françoise teaches you the concepts, mechanics and artistry involved in the creation of wearable rings, earrings, bracelets and necklaces. She discusses the tools and materials needed and walks you through the entire process, sharing her extensive knowledge along the way. From her Portland, Oregon garden studio, lined with flowers, tropical houseplants, foraged seedpods and bark, Françoise shows you how to deconstruct these floral materials to produce shapes and textures that rival gems and metals. You will begin to see the jewel-like qualities in flora all around you.

Françoise is such a gentle, genuine and generous floral artist and this comes through in her new videos. It’s a joy to spend this time with her, notebook and materials in hand, creating wearable treasures.

To learn more about Francoise’s flowering travels and classes, sign up for her newsletter by clicking here.

Francoise Weeks | Ted Mishima Photography

Ted Mishima Photography

To Enter:

For a chance to win  Françoise’s new video course (a total of four classes – valued at $399), simply leave a comment below. A winner will be chosen by random drawing on Friday, September 22, 2017 at noon (CST). The winner will be announced on Botanical Brouhaha later that afternoon.


To see more of Francoise’s work, visit:

Website | Facebook | Instagram | Online Courses

Francoise Weeks | Taken by Sarah

Taken by Sarah



  1. Kyle Vierling

    September 18th, 2017 at 8:35 am

    Your work is fantastic!

  2. Martha Hollis

    September 18th, 2017 at 8:40 am

    So fresh and beautiful!

  3. Toni Crowther

    September 18th, 2017 at 8:56 am

    Carpe diem

  4. Maureen

    September 18th, 2017 at 8:59 am

    Your designs are innovating, beautiful, unique – and completely inspiring to me!

  5. Missy Fennimore

    September 18th, 2017 at 9:15 am

    This living jewelry is stunning!

  6. Melissa Heringer

    September 18th, 2017 at 9:15 am

    I love seeing pictures of your work! I would LOVE to win the courses! ❤️????

  7. Kari

    September 18th, 2017 at 9:21 am

    I love Francoise’s work, would love a chance to learn from her courses. Thank you!

  8. Neva Eard

    September 18th, 2017 at 9:27 am

    It would be a dream come true. I can only believe that sometimes life can offer a fairy tale. Holding thumbs.

  9. CindyTrick

    September 18th, 2017 at 9:25 am

    LOVE all of your WORK!!!

  10. Skye Robbins

    September 18th, 2017 at 9:31 am

    Simply stunning!!!

  11. Stephanie Lindemann

    September 18th, 2017 at 9:42 am

    I love the design and story behind your work. amazing!

  12. Traci

    September 18th, 2017 at 9:44 am

    Amazing! Your work is such a gift to the world!

  13. Susan

    September 18th, 2017 at 9:46 am

    Your work is so inspiring to me. I would have loved to have been able to attend the workshops you held in Stockholm recently but found out about it too late. Thank you for your generosity in sharing the behind-the-scenes of your creative process with us! <3

  14. Natasha

    September 18th, 2017 at 9:50 am

    Love your details Francoise! Would also love to learn your technique! ✨

  15. Kim Esworthy

    September 18th, 2017 at 10:23 am

    This would be a great series for me, that I could adapt for my classes teaching seniors Flower Arranging.
    Love Francoise’s work!

  16. Stephanie Forshee

    September 18th, 2017 at 10:24 am

    Oh my goodness! Françoise is so inspiring! I’d love to win her online classes!!

  17. Caroline Zanolini

    September 18th, 2017 at 10:30 am

    Please pick me! As a flower grower/arranger in Northern Scotland this would be an amazing course to win. A generous prize for a lucky person indeed!

  18. Diana McCoy

    September 18th, 2017 at 10:41 am

    Please! <3

  19. Carly

    September 18th, 2017 at 11:14 am

    What an amazing opportunity to learn!

  20. Marcia

    September 18th, 2017 at 11:26 am

    Love her work! So interesting and unique – such talent and so generous of her to share her knowledge with the world.

  21. Kris Bennett

    September 18th, 2017 at 11:27 am

    beautiful attention to details

  22. Marie Mullane

    September 18th, 2017 at 11:30 am

    Oh my! What a treat this would be

  23. Moira Third

    September 18th, 2017 at 11:59 am

    “I know a bank where the wild thyme blows,
    Where oxlips and the nodding violet grows,
    Quite over-canopied with luscious woodbine,
    With sweet musk-roses and with eglantine.”
    ― William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night’s Dream

  24. Whitney Muncy

    September 18th, 2017 at 12:04 pm

    Beautiful and unique work! I would love to learn more about her work.

  25. Barb Hogeland

    September 18th, 2017 at 12:07 pm

    This would be a fantastic tool to have for a relatively new shop! Lilac and Lace Floral Design, Alberta

  26. Mary B, Hayes

    September 18th, 2017 at 12:17 pm

    Francoise’s work is lovely, natural and so richly detailed. And she is so generous with her knowledge. I’d love to learn MORE!

  27. Jody Costello

    September 18th, 2017 at 12:27 pm

    You’re a true inspiration and those who’ve taken your class soar!!!

  28. Debbie

    September 18th, 2017 at 12:27 pm

    An incredible prize for one lucky reader. Francoise’s work is iconic; beautiful intricate detailing and truly individual. An amazing prize!

  29. Angela Gordey

    September 18th, 2017 at 12:33 pm

    Your work is stunning! It would be an amazing opportunity to take one of your courses!

  30. Natalia Korotina

    September 18th, 2017 at 1:06 pm

    I would be over the moon to participate in this lovely course.



  31. Alessio Marcolivio

    September 18th, 2017 at 1:09 pm

    I need to win this for my wife who loves your work 🙂

  32. Sarah

    September 18th, 2017 at 1:21 pm

    Françoise’s Work is so delicate and engaging. I’d treasure an opportunity to learn her techniques.

  33. Wendy Cornock

    September 18th, 2017 at 1:28 pm

    I love your take on flowers, your jewellery is so beautiful and I would love to win your course.
    Wendy Cornock
    Oak Bay Flower Shop, Victoria, B.C.

  34. Suzi

    September 18th, 2017 at 1:39 pm


  35. Lucia Milan

    September 18th, 2017 at 2:15 pm

    Super admirer I wish myself good luck!! Dear Amy a big hug from Brazil!

  36. Laura Orofino

    September 18th, 2017 at 2:30 pm

    Such a beautiful artistic interpretation of nature’s beauty .It would be an honor to be tutored by Francoise.

  37. Gail Cornhill

    September 18th, 2017 at 2:34 pm

    Loved your introductory course and absolutely blow away by the photographs of your beautiful work. I would love to win your course…and would put it to good use here in South Africa.

  38. Julie

    September 18th, 2017 at 2:46 pm

    OMG i would loooove to win the online courses, it would be such a treat !

  39. Diana

    September 18th, 2017 at 2:49 pm

    A fabulous primer to botanical detailing- jewelry is only the beginning!

  40. louise dwelly

    September 18th, 2017 at 3:04 pm

    love the way your work holds a microscope up close to tiny natural details which are all around us and we would otherwise miss!!

  41. Maxine Hu

    September 18th, 2017 at 3:10 pm

    This is exciting!

  42. Dyeanna

    September 18th, 2017 at 3:10 pm

    I love Francoise’s art work, her amazing creations of botanical inspiration. I will definitely be extremly happy to be part of such an experience like learning from her.

  43. Diana

    September 18th, 2017 at 3:14 pm

    Wow!!! Francoise Weeks is one of my favorite florist and an stunning source of inspiration.

  44. Janice

    September 18th, 2017 at 3:19 pm

    Passionate for Francoise’s posies, YES!!

  45. Amy Balsters

    September 18th, 2017 at 3:30 pm

    Yay for this news! Hope to win and learn her amazing mechanics!

  46. Andrea

    September 18th, 2017 at 3:38 pm

    So unique…would love to take this course.

  47. Gabriela Chaney

    September 18th, 2017 at 3:45 pm

    You are a very original artist, it would be incredible to learn from you! Thanks!

  48. Susan anderson

    September 18th, 2017 at 3:49 pm

    An amazing opportunity with a gifted instructor ❤️

  49. Valerie

    September 18th, 2017 at 3:50 pm

    She’s such an inspiration it would be so wonderful to learn from her.

  50. Liza Keane

    September 18th, 2017 at 3:53 pm

    Long-time fan of Francoise’ work, would love the chance to learn about her techniques!

  51. Annie

    September 18th, 2017 at 4:04 pm

    So beautiful and unique! Love, love her work!

  52. Rhiannon

    September 18th, 2017 at 4:08 pm

    The perfect birthday present! Have been lucky enough to attend a two day workshop but would love to learn more!

  53. Jil Peterson

    September 18th, 2017 at 4:35 pm

    ❤️ our industry, forever new and evolving! Botanical couture is a ???? to the ???? ????from Francoise

  54. Christina Fisher

    September 18th, 2017 at 4:47 pm

    What a fabulous opportunity!

  55. Linda Ellery

    September 18th, 2017 at 5:26 pm

    I am so inspired by your work! True artistry!

  56. Nancy Kane

    September 18th, 2017 at 5:32 pm

    A long admirer of your work!

  57. Tracy

    September 18th, 2017 at 5:42 pm

    I can’t wait to learn the technical skills involved to make such glorious pieces! Your classes will help me to grow and evolve in ways I hadn’t imagined! Thank you for always sharing your beautiful art work ❤️

  58. Terri Bowlby-Chiasson

    September 18th, 2017 at 5:48 pm

    I love the art you create! Amazing

  59. Karen Powell

    September 18th, 2017 at 6:07 pm

    I’d love to win the course! Such a great inspiration to learn from!

  60. Cristina

    September 18th, 2017 at 6:20 pm

    I love that this is happening!

  61. Tracey Reynolds

    September 18th, 2017 at 6:37 pm

    Would love to win this!

  62. Kate

    September 18th, 2017 at 7:05 pm

    She’s a true artist! What a dream course.

  63. Heather Miller

    September 18th, 2017 at 7:19 pm

    I am so excited that her knowledge will now be available online in addition to her fabulous workshops! Can’t wait to hear the next podcast as well!

  64. Tamara E Gibson

    September 18th, 2017 at 7:20 pm

    Completely inspiring!

  65. LaurieLeClair

    September 18th, 2017 at 7:25 pm

    As a florist you can never stop learning and I’d love to learn from one of the best!

  66. Jaclyn Gough

    September 18th, 2017 at 7:54 pm

    The Breath taking Botanical collections by Francoise Weeks has inspired me tremendously. Someone who loves creating flowers to wear is always looking for the next tip or technique to improve my skill.
    To win this online course will help take my designs to the next level!

  67. Valerie

    September 18th, 2017 at 7:56 pm

    Simply stunning designs, would love to win!

  68. Anne

    September 18th, 2017 at 8:31 pm

    Love her work! Always inspiring and fresh.

  69. Hedda Brorstrom

    September 18th, 2017 at 8:53 pm

    Wearables are my passion and I’d be thrilled to learn more.

  70. Jane

    September 18th, 2017 at 10:36 pm

    Your creativity is amazing, as is your generosity! Thank you for this opportunity!

  71. Emma sampson

    September 19th, 2017 at 12:10 am

    I’ve been an admirer of Francines work for ages. Gorgeous textures and use of natural materials. After spending the past few months looking after a new baby I’m in serious need of some new floral inspiration and some new techniques. I’d so love to win this to get my floristry game back on!

  72. Casey Mayne

    September 19th, 2017 at 12:53 am

    Francoise has been my flower idol for many years, the intricacy of her work and attention to detail is nothing short of inspiring!! As an Australian based florist, the opportunity to see Francoise in person is limited and I unfortunately wasn’t able to attend her 2014 Sydney tour with Holly Heider Chaplle. While I patiently await her return down under, this course would be a thrill to learn even more techniques and gain such an insight into her artistry that truly fascinates me and drives my creative limits.

  73. Jennifer Beales

    September 19th, 2017 at 12:58 am

    ohh would adore to win this! fingers crossed and good luck everyone!

  74. Jane Cole

    September 19th, 2017 at 2:33 am

    Craving this knowledge…thank you for sharing your creativity and unique perspective.!

  75. Ong Siew Lee

    September 19th, 2017 at 3:28 am


  76. Þórdís Zophía

    September 19th, 2017 at 3:59 am

    Í adore and love her work, she is also amazing teacher. Í was in Lidingö last week in course with her and it was like fairytale. Amazing. I really want to to win this course. With love from Iceland

  77. Karolina Cerna

    September 19th, 2017 at 4:22 am

    Looked on the orchard, a bloomy sea, with its billows of blossoms.

  78. Debbie

    September 19th, 2017 at 5:18 am

    Been an admirer for years and would love this opportunity to do what I really want to do in the next part of my journey

  79. Michelle Shackelford

    September 19th, 2017 at 8:02 am

    This would be a dream!

  80. Dana Milton

    September 19th, 2017 at 8:29 am

    What a gift! I’d love to win this treasure! Thanks for the opportunity!

  81. Jane Horton

    September 19th, 2017 at 8:44 am

    Floral Bijouterie beyond our wildest dreams!!!!

  82. Tammy Chinn

    September 19th, 2017 at 9:49 am

    this would be fantastic!

  83. Jennifer May

    September 19th, 2017 at 11:12 am

    This would ne an amazing gift! I love her style!

  84. Robyn

    September 19th, 2017 at 11:23 am

    Stunning work! I’d love to win!

  85. Amy

    September 19th, 2017 at 2:50 pm

    I love everything you make! So much inspiration

  86. Paulette Insall

    September 19th, 2017 at 6:26 pm

    I discovered Françoise and her exquisite work just recently and instantly feel in love with it! Would love to take her online workshop! Please enter me in the drawing for her new video course. Thank you so much!

  87. LuAnn Dickson

    September 19th, 2017 at 6:44 pm

    The online classes would be an uplifting opportunity for me. I’d love to win them! I’m feeling a bit burnt out and could really benefit from a new perspective!

  88. Emily Prince

    September 19th, 2017 at 8:03 pm

    Fantastic opportunity to learn from a master

  89. Danielle vignos

    September 19th, 2017 at 8:41 pm

    Fingers crossed!! What a treat and inspiration

  90. Alyssa

    September 19th, 2017 at 9:10 pm

    Her work is amazing! This would be a dream!! Such an amazing opportunity.

  91. Sarah

    September 19th, 2017 at 10:00 pm

    This is all so beautiful!!! I would be totally honoured to win these courses! XOXO

  92. Andrea

    September 19th, 2017 at 10:01 pm

    She is such an inspiring designer! Even the smallest bit of beauty is magnified in her work:)

  93. Marje Cristol

    September 19th, 2017 at 10:28 pm

    What a dream! Her work is a real inspiration.

  94. Abby Chick

    September 20th, 2017 at 4:48 am

    What an opportunity!!! I’d be grateful to count myself as one of her students!!!!

  95. Lisa

    September 20th, 2017 at 9:38 am

    Beautiful inspiration. My garden is full of promises waiting to happen.

  96. Leslie Westman

    September 20th, 2017 at 12:27 pm

    Thank you for the inspiration! Beautiful!

  97. Christa Siering

    September 20th, 2017 at 1:37 pm

    Amazing designs – would love this opportunity!

  98. Joan Marie Driscoll

    September 20th, 2017 at 6:51 pm

    I would truly love to meet you some day. You are is so inspiration and your work is exquisite.

  99. Elise

    September 20th, 2017 at 8:47 pm

    Loved her workshop with the Niagra Florists Association. Would love to see her work, and have my own materials , ready to glue as she shares. ????

  100. Cathy

    September 21st, 2017 at 2:41 am

    Thank you for being willing to share your years of experience so more of us can make beautiful work.

  101. Hannah

    September 21st, 2017 at 8:08 am

    What a great opportunity! Beautiful work

  102. Karen Harlin

    September 21st, 2017 at 12:53 pm

    I love following her FB page and seeing the amazing, creative, botanical designs.

  103. Adele

    September 21st, 2017 at 3:06 pm

    I have followed your blog and Franciose’s all summer, being laid up with a spinal disc injury, these floral delights have really boosted me no end and I’d LOVE a chance to do the course X

  104. Niko

    September 21st, 2017 at 4:53 pm

    wonderful work and wonderful women. 🙂

  105. Luca Alexandra

    September 21st, 2017 at 5:02 pm

    I consider myself lucky to have met you in Stockholm. Hugs

  106. Melissa

    September 21st, 2017 at 5:07 pm

    The course sounds amazing!! Thank you for the opportunity to win. 🙂

  107. Amy Voss Dolce

    September 21st, 2017 at 5:57 pm

    Art in the medium of florals….

  108. Kristy Hoffman

    September 21st, 2017 at 9:03 pm

    I would love to take this course! Her work is incredible!

  109. Ann Johnson

    September 21st, 2017 at 11:51 pm

    New ideas for unique ways to design wearable floral arrangements. I could show to Brides for unique ” Corsages ” and bridal bouquets..

  110. Marci Hiatt

    September 22nd, 2017 at 12:40 am

    So inspiring! I have so much to learn!

  111. Parie Donaldson

    September 22nd, 2017 at 7:14 am

    What a joy to witness , I’ve been a fan for many years and would love to take her course!

  112. MarciaChapman

    September 22nd, 2017 at 7:35 am

    New discovery. Inspirational! Will share with others here on the East coast.

  113. Ann

    September 22nd, 2017 at 11:40 am

    Beautiful and simply elegant!

  114. Jules armour

    September 22nd, 2017 at 4:28 pm

    Wow wow wow!

  115. Clare bryce

    September 25th, 2017 at 5:45 am

    Truly amazing…so inspiring!

  116. Terrie Hall

    September 14th, 2018 at 10:12 am

    I love your work, and I would enjoy learning a new floral skill.


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