Summer Dried Flower Wreaths at LT
“A beautiful Wreath needn’t be used just for Christmas time” say’s Laura who loves to make wreaths for all seasons.
Our summer dried flower wreaths are unique using folige where possible that has been collected from around East Lothian and Laura’s garden in Gullane.
Come and make a summer dried flower wreaths in the LT workshop in North Berwick, East Lothian and take away to hang on your door or within you home as a piece of art of artist installation.
Our summer dried flower wreaths has significant meaning for the season. It’s circular shape represents eternity, for it has no beginning and no end. From a christian religious perspective, it represents an unending circle of life. The evergreen, most frequently used in making wreathes, symbolizes growth and everlasting life.
The symbolism of wreaths has been used at funerals since at least the time of Ancient Greece, to represent a circle of eternal life. Evergreen wreaths were laid at the burial place of early Christian virgin martyrs in Europe, the evergreen representing the victory of the eternal spirit over death.
Designed in ancient times in southern Europe. The most well-known are pieces of Etruscan civilization jewelry, made of gold or other precious metals. Symbols from Greek myths often appear in the designs, embossed in precious metal at the ends of the wreath. Ancient Roman writers referred to Etruscan corona sutilis, which were wreaths with their leaves sewn onto a background.
History of a Wreath
There are two different schools of thought when it comes to the history of the wreath. The first notes that the wreath dates back to ancient Greece & Rome, where members of Greco-Roman society would hand-make ring-shaped “wreaths” using fresh tree leaves, twigs, small fruits & flowers.
Worn as headdresses, these wreaths represented one’s occupation, rank, achievements, and status. (The Laurel wreath was most commonly used then.) Laurel wreaths were used to crown victors of the ancient Greco-Roman Olympic Games. (Wreath translated literally means, “a thing bound around,” from the Greek word Diadema.)
The second theory on the history of the wreath is common Christian lore and explains that the honored art of wreath-making began 1,000 years before the birth of Christ. Christians assembled “Advent wreaths” to symbolize the strength of life they showed by persevering through the harsh forces of winter. Today, still, the Christmas wreath is symbolic of Christian immortality, as the circle and sphere both represent immortality.