Nosegays were popular in the Victorian times and the idea was that it was something that kept your nose gay or happy! Basically they were flowers in a posy that was fixed near your nose (either around your head or on your bodice) so that you could smell the flowers and not the nasty smells around you!
Picture by Raindropmemory
The nosegay class is making crepe flowers and dipping them in wax! My friend Angie and Marly gave me a class for my birthday this year in keeping with my plan to try new things throughout the year and the idea of flowers appealed to me. And you can rest assured that I've never ventured into nosegays before so it will definitely be something new and fun! The class is in Berkeley at Castle in the Air - a delightful store but somewhere I haven't taken classes before.
It's an all day class and I'm looking forward to making flowers and seeing how the wax part works.
I will take my camera and let you know how I get on. Thanks Angie and Marly xx I'm sure my nose will be gay.