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Coming soon; “Bones Beasts + Beauties”

September 13 & 14, 2019

(Photos from Bones Beasts + Beauties art show and sale in 2018



Weston Paint-Out

TWO DAYS – July 13-14 2019

Celebrate the creative arts of Weston!  Search for and watch award winning Plein Air Artist as they paint along the sidewalks of Main Street, throughout Historic Weston and Weston Orchard & Vineyard.  Buy their creations before the paint dries and meet the artist 4-5 pm at the Weston Coffee Roastery.  Paintings can be purchased from July 13-31 at Weston Coffee Roastery, 413 Main St. Weston MO


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Jenny Allen Amulet Bag

Infusing our Art with Meaning and Intention

Jenny Allen creates art infused with soul. It’s the first thing most people notice about her work, and so many people ask how she does it that she has designed a series of classes to help all the rest of us add meaning to our work.

There are so many reasons to be excited about this series! My favorite thing about Jenny’s classes is that they are about IDEAS that each student will interpret in a unique way. It does require some effort and introspection, of course, but to have your thought process expanded in just a few hours is a bit of a miracle, right?  (Photos from Jenny Allen’s Class Jan 2018)

Another great thing about this series is that it is a SERIES! Jenny will show us many ways to interpret our new ideas over the course of four classes and a lecture/discussion with a rich assortment of actual examples.

Jenny says:
“I believe there is an aspect of an amulet or a talisman in every artwork I create. The driving force is my intention and belief in the message I want to convey. Amulets and talismans, from prehistoric times to present day, are a part of all cultures and spiritual rituals. In this series of workshops, we will explore the historical meanings and experience the creative construction of amulets and talismans.” A two-hour lecture with exercises will set the stage for four other workshops:

Amulets and Talismans:  (Sign Up for the class here)
A) *Lecture and discussion..        1/27/18…1:00 to 4:00pm…$25
1) Jewelry as Armor…………….   2/10/18…1:00 to 4:00pm…$48
2) Sticks, Stones and Bone…..     2/24/18…1:00 to 4:00pm…$48
3) Paper Clay………………………  3/10/18…1:00 to 4:00pm…$65
4) Amulets as Sculpture……….   3/24/18…1:00 to 4:00pm…$48
*A) The lecture is a pre-requisite for all of the classes, but you may choose any one or combination of the four classes.

1) Jewelry as Armor – Amulets in the form of jewelry – necklaces and pins. We will explore different chains, fabric beads, and closures.

2) Sticks, Stones and Bones – Found objects used for Amulets and Talismans. Mountings and macrame holders will be taught.

3) Paper Clay – This is a mini-sculpture class using paper clay, paints and patinas.

4) Amulets as Sculpture – A collage of all our experiments from all the earlier classes resulting in a 3-d sculpture that may include jewelry, dolls, wall pieces, statues, and more.

Amulets are symbols of protection. Here are some things we might all enjoy protection from:

Monsters.                  Snakes                Anxiety
Oak mites.                 Forest                 Fires.
Bad attitudes.           Bad Drivers.      Toxic People
Ghosts.                       Pests.                  Greed
Mosquitos.                Jealousy.            Vanity
IRS.                            Poison Ivy.         Bad Ideas
Bullets.                      Varmints.           Mountain Lions
Illness.                       Bears.                  Floods
Bed Bugs.                  Tornadoes          Worry

I’m sure you will be able to add to this list!!

Treasures to Gather for class:

  • Items from nature that inspire or evoke a great memory (feathers, stones, crystals,sticks, etc.)

  • Family treasures (trinkets, photos, cloth, old jewelry, etc.)

  • Buttons, threads, yarn

  • Meaningful quotes, poems, words

  • Sewing kits

(Photos from Jenny Allen’s Class Jan 2018)

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Embellished Velvet Garland 

with Suzanne Lawrence

Date: Saturday May 13, 2017

Time:  Basic 10:00AM to 12:00PM

  1. Time:  Fanciest 10:00AM 4:00PM

Class Fee: $50.00 Basic and $80.00 Fanciest

                                                                                Location: 367 Main Street, Weston MO

In this class, using the most basic hand-sewing, you will create a lovely velvet garland embellished with ruching, rosettes, ribbon leaves, folded roses, beads and/or crystals. The garland can be worn as a choker and is also darling as a flowery headband.

The class is available in two ways. In the morning, from 10:00 to noon we will create the basic garland and embellish it with a beautiful floral trim and a cabochon rose. This two-hour, basic version is $50.00, and all materials are included.

If you would like the fancy version, we will have a light lunch then continue in the afternoon to embellish with more types of ribbon flowers, leaves and beads. This all-day version – 10:00 to 4:00 – also includes all materials and is $80.00. Please see all the photos so you can choose the color combination you most love.

Reservations can be made by phone 816-746-6164 or email floril@florilegium.com.



  • Embellished Trinket Box

  • with Victoria Hart Ingalls:

  • Saturday, May 20 at 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
  • Class fee is $54.00
  • Location: 367 Main Street, Weston MO

Create a darling trinket box embellished with a unique rose, hand-decorated leaves and a beautiful loopy trim. The top can be used as a pincushion, and the interior is a perfect place to store small treasures or needle and thread. The class fee of $54.00 includes everything you will need.

Please phone 816-746-6164 or email floril@florilegium.com to reserve your spot.


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Art Dolls with with Jenny Allen:

  • Saturday, March 18 at 11 AM – 3 PM

  • Class fee is $48.00 fee

  •  Location: 367 Main Street, Weston MO 64098

Express your inner spirit as an Art Doll! Jenny Allen will guide this soulful adventure as you complete a unique doll with embroidery and embellishments. There will be discussions of historical approaches to medicine dolls and simple doll pattern-making.

Everything you need will be included in the $48.00 fee, but you are encouraged to bring meaningful elements that are special to you such as bits of lace, buttons, old jewelry, etc.

Please call 816-746-6164 to reserve your spot.



Fine Hooking with Victoria Hart Ingalls:

  • Date: January 28, 1:00 to 3:00 pm, $45.00
  • Location: 367 Main Street, Weston MO 64098

Just in time for Valentine’s day, Victoria Hart Ingalls will teach this original heart pendant using a fine rug-hooking technique. Suspend the finished piece from a strand of velvet for a unique necklace, decorate a purse, or use it as a keychain or zipper pull.

The class fee of $45.00 includes all materials and a very fun afternoon!!



Create Original Fabric with Jenny Allen:

  • Date: January 21, 2017 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM, $65.00 each
  • Location: 367 Main Street, Weston MO 64098
Learn, play, and experiment with a great permanent, acrylic paint that works like an ink, a dye and a watercolor.. Dilute it, salt it, marble it, stamp it and layer it to create fantastic fabrics and papers. Class fee of $65.00 includes all materials.
Phone Florilegium at 816-746-6164 to reserve a spot!!
This class is the beginning of a series which will include a second Dye Na Flow class with more advanced techniques, as well as other types of classes designed to spark your creativity, regardless of your experience level or preferred medium.
Jenny Allen is a working artist and an inspiring teacher who excels at drawing out the originality of each student. Come prepared to play hard and learn much!

( See some photos of the fun at this class press here)



Needle Felting with Kate Barsotti

Date: Saturday November 12, 2016Felted Bunny
Time: 10:00am to 4:00pm
Fee: $65.00
This class, with feltmeister Kate Barsotti (whose marvelous creatures are featured in the photo, above), will teach you the beginnings of three-dimensional needle felting.
The best way to start is small and simple, so you will begin by making a felt “egg” then embellishing it into whatever your imagination can deliver. It might be an animal, character, robot, ornament, doll or something else. Kate will teach you the basics and help you to the next step. The goal of the class is to have fun, learn the basics and stretch your imagination.
Felted PenguinThe $65.00 fee includes two felting needles, core wool, dyed wool and some random wool, buttons and objects for embellishment. Optional beads, threads, crystals, ribbons, buttons, etc. may be purchased from Florilegium.
Just phone the store at 816-746-6164 or email floril@florilegium.com with questions or to reserve your spot.
More of Kate’s needle felted creatures
Pictures of our Nov Needle Felting Class experience


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 Proddy Flowers with Victoria Hart Ingalls:

  • Date: Saturday Oct. 22, 2016 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
  • Location: 367 Main Street, Weston MO 64098
Join us for a fun and colorful afternoon creating beautiful woolen flowers with fancy, hooked centers. Just a few of the uses for these charming flowers are: as brooches; on purses, pillows, scarves; as package decorations; in centerpieces; on bracelets or barrettes……
The $45.00 class fee includes basic materials and a wonderful, handmade proddy tool. Additional materials for the flower centers will be purchased on the day of class. These can be as simple or fancy as you choose, so the estimated cost will range from $1.00 to $10.00, or so.
No experience is necessary! Just give us a call at 816-746-6164 to reserve your spot.


Create Original Fabric with Jenny Allen:

  • Date: August 27, 2016 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Location: 367 Main Street, Weston MO 64098
Join us for a day of paint and play with artist Jenny Allen! Create one of a kind fabrics using Dye-Na-Flow and Inktense. Several techniques will be explored producing a take-home sampler of art fabric. Permanent when heat set, the fabric can be washed, worn, and layered into a variety of projects.
The $65.00 fee includes all the inks, dyes and tools needed for class as well as one yard of pre-washed cotton fabric. Additional fabrics will be available for sale, or participants may bring pre-washed cotton fabrics – plain or printed (for overdyeing).
For more information or to register for the workshop, please phone the store at 816-746-6164.

(Photos from Jenny Allen’s Class August 2016)

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