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Win The New Francoise Weeks Online Course

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! The Francoise Weeks online course has just launched! And, I have even better news – we’re giving the full  Francoise Weeks online course, a total of four classes, away to one of you!

photograph by 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

Francoise Weeks | Taken by Sarah

Taken by Sarah



  1. Kyle Vierling says:

    Your work is fantastic!

  2. Martha Hollis says:

    So fresh and beautiful!

  3. Toni Crowther says:

    Carpe diem

  4. Maureen says:

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

  5. Missy Fennimore says:

    This living jewelry is stunning!

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

  7. Kari says:

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

  8. CindyTrick says:

    LOVE all of your WORK!!!

  9. Stephanie Lindemann says:

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

  10. Traci says:

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

  11. Susan says:

    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

  12. Natasha says:

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

  13. Kim Esworthy says:

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

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

  15. Caroline Zanolini says:

    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!

  16. Carly says:

    What an amazing opportunity to learn!

  17. Marcia says:

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

  18. Kris Bennett says:

    beautiful attention to details

  19. Marie Mullane says:

    Oh my! What a treat this would be

  20. Moira Third says:

    “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

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

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

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

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

  25. Debbie says:

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

  26. Angela Gordey says:

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

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



  28. Alessio Marcolivio says:

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

  29. Sarah says:

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

  30. 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.

  31. Suzi says:


  32. Lucia Milan says:

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

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

  34. 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.

  35. Julie says:

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

  36. Diana says:

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

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

  38. Dyeanna says:

    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.

  39. Diana says:

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

  40. Janice says:

    Passionate for Francoise’s posies, YES!!

  41. Amy Balsters says:

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

  42. Andrea says:

    So unique…would love to take this course.

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

  44. Susan anderson says:

    An amazing opportunity with a gifted instructor ❤️

  45. Valerie says:

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

  46. Liza Keane says:

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

  47. Annie says:

    So beautiful and unique! Love, love her work!

  48. Rhiannon says:

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

  49. Jil Peterson says:

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

  50. Christina Fisher says:

    What a fabulous opportunity!

  51. Linda Ellery says:

    I am so inspired by your work! True artistry!

  52. Nancy Kane says:

    A long admirer of your work!

  53. Tracy says:

    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 ❤️

  54. Terri Bowlby-Chiasson says:

    I love the art you create! Amazing

  55. Karen Powell says:

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

  56. Would love to win this!

  57. Kate says:

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

  58. 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!

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

  60. Jaclyn Gough says:

    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!

  61. Valerie says:

    Simply stunning designs, would love to win!

  62. Anne says:

    Love her work! Always inspiring and fresh.

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

  64. Jane says:

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

  65. Emma sampson says:

    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!

  66. Casey Mayne says:

    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.

  67. Jennifer Beales says:

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

  68. Jane Cole says:

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

  69. Ong Siew Lee says:


  70. Þórdís Zophía says:

    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

  71. Karolina Cerna says:

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

  72. Debbie says:

    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

  73. Dana Milton says:

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

  74. Jane Horton says:

    Floral Bijouterie beyond our wildest dreams!!!!

  75. Tammy Chinn says:

    this would be fantastic!

  76. Jennifer May says:

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

  77. Robyn says:

    Stunning work! I’d love to win!

  78. Amy says:

    I love everything you make! So much inspiration

  79. Paulette Insall says:

    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!

  80. 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!

  81. Emily Prince says:

    Fantastic opportunity to learn from a master

  82. Fingers crossed!! What a treat and inspiration

  83. Alyssa says:

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

  84. Sarah says:

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

  85. Andrea says:

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

  86. What a dream! Her work is a real inspiration.

  87. Abby Chick says:

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

  88. Lisa says:

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

  89. Thank you for the inspiration! Beautiful!

  90. Christa Siering says:

    Amazing designs – would love this opportunity!

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

  92. Elise says:

    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. ????

  93. Cathy says:

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

  94. Hannah says:

    What a great opportunity! Beautiful work

  95. Karen Harlin says:

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

  96. Adele says:

    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

  97. Niko says:

    wonderful work and wonderful women. 🙂

  98. Luca Alexandra says:

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

  99. Melissa says:

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

  100. Art in the medium of florals….

  101. Kristy Hoffman says:

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

  102. Ann Johnson says:

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

  103. Marci Hiatt says:

    So inspiring! I have so much to learn!

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

  105. MarciaChapman says:

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

  106. Ann says:

    Beautiful and simply elegant!

  107. Jules armour says:

    Wow wow wow!

  108. Clare bryce says:

    Truly amazing…so inspiring!

  109. Terrie Hall says:

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


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