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Frequently asked questions; terms and conditions

What is included in Studio Club membership?

  • Exclusive blog posts, tutorials, essays and videos about seasonal living, creativity, eating seasonally, gardening and what is happening in the natural world.
  • E-courses, each quarter there is one new e-course and you also have free access to all past courses.
  • The Studio Shop where you can buy my embroideries, occasional selections of natural dyed fabrics, and discounted supplies, seeds and handmade candles.
  • Tuesday Letters - Club only emails which link to a forum post with prompt where you can join in the conversation around a specific topic with other members.
  • A Seasonal Way, a beautiful hardback book sent to your door. This book is only available to full Studio members and is full of seasonal patterns, essays, art, recipes and glimpses into the Studio and builds up season by season into a library. Digital and Pay what you can members receive a digital version of the book.
  • You can become a Close Friend on Instagram for glimpses behind the scenes and private stories.
  • You have my personal email and I am happy to answer technical questions and provide back up.

Winter season includes these highlights

  • Regenerative Gardening e-course by Kat Goldin of Gartur Stitch Farm
  • A Seasonal Way:Winter book
  • January Creative Challenge led by Jane along with Jenny Roberts of Wren Roberts Art

How much is membership?

  • Membership is £18 a month;
  • There is also a "Pay what you can" membership if the cost is the only thing stopping you becoming a member.

Is there a minimum membership term?

Membership can be cancelled at any time. Simply switch off auto renew in your account. This must be done 72 hours before the next payment is due to be taken.

As the club works in three month 'seasons' I do suggest that you remain a member so that you can experience the full cycle.

If I change my mind is my membership refundable?

If you feel that you did not receive value for your membership or have changed your mind please email to discuss this - a maximum of one month's membership is refundable.

Will the price of membership increase in the future?

Once you are a member, as long as you remain one, your monthly membership payment remains the same.

If you leave and rejoin then it will be at whatever rate is available at the time. I allow a leeway of ten days for bank card glitches etc.

I'm not based in the UK, can I still join?

You are so welcome to join! Membership can be taken out by anyone and we have members in Australia, New Zealand, the USA and all over Europe. I cannot currently send seeds outwith the UK and plant materials (like dried herbs) are restricted in specific countries.

The other difference is that I have to charge extra for posting the A Seasonal Way book - this is charged at cost and depends on the country. It looks as though postage to Europe will be about £4.75, to the USA £7.50 and to the Rest of the World £9.50 but this may change slightly. Equally you can choose to have the digital version of the book and send the hard copy to a friend in the UK.

Many people use their membership to send gifts to friends and family in the UK and I am always happy to gift wrap and send a personal gift message.


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My Friday letter today is about trying to balance gardening and guardianship here - and about why I registered the land here as an ARK (Acts of Restorative Kindness) as a formal commitment.⁠⁠
It is also about why I need the kitchen garden and community garden as an outlet for my obsessive growing of seedlings . . . .⁠⁠
Smoking chimney and fireweed with a halo of haws - November studio.⁠⁠
Teasel is the boss of the house. ⁠⁠
I said that I was looking for a scruffy, badly behaved, short legged dog, and that is exactly what I found.⁠⁠
He stamps in temper when I won't let him do whatever it is he has been stopped from doing.  He runs around manically, he torments poor patient Dixie until she plays and then, exhausted, he crawls up onto my knee for a cuddle and that wonderful soft puppy shudder of contentment.⁠⁠
Off to the vet for jags today.

#yorkshireterriersofinstagram #yorkielove #yorkshireterrier #yorkshireterrierpuppy #takeyourdogtowork #studiodog #puppylove
It has been weirdly warm.⁠⁠
Poppies and cornflowers are trying to bloom raggedly in the meadow and outside our bedroom window this rose has come to life again with heavy perfumed flowers.⁠⁠
They seem smaller and deeper in colour than they were in June.⁠⁠
Is anyone else finding unseasonal blooms at the moment?

#wildforflowers #awhisperedbeauty #cornersofmyworld #lifelivedbeautifully #raw_flowers #livesimple #simpleandstill #shared-joy #atmine #myeverydaymagic #slowfloralstyle #seekmoments #cornersofmygarden
One of things I chatted with @eva_nemeth about in Yorkshire a few weeks ago was mess and light.⁠⁠
I said that I wanted to be able to show beauty without worrying about tidying up around it. Life is messy, time is short . . . .⁠⁠
Eva said that all I needed to do was look for the light and the mess would be transformed.⁠⁠
She was right, this was the kitchen a couple of mornings ago, coffee on the stove, light hitting the washing up and defrosting milk.⁠⁠
Everyday beauty.

#howihueit #simpleandstill #capturequiet #beautyyouseek #calm_collected #aseasonalway #aseasonalshift #mystoryoflight #cornersofmyworld #slowlived #slowandsimpledays #quietchaotics #ihaveathingwithwindows #ofsimplethings #beautyinsimplicity #mystoryofautumn #slowfloralstyle #everydaybeauty #nestandflourish #livethelittlethings #thehappynow  #cornersofmyhome #aseasonalway #slowlivingforlife
Next year the vegetable garden will be free of hens - I'm determined of that because it is a complete waste of time to grow things when they break in and eat it all - but I think that this winter I shall let them wander.  I'm reframing it as slug patrol and fertilising.⁠⁠
Though I shall harvest all the remaining sprouts first as, from the shredded state of some plants, they seem to be a favourite.

#myquietbeauty_autumn #upandautumn #simpleandseasonal #natureandnourish #shiftingseasons #quietinthewild #simplejoys #aseasonalway #snapdragonlife #calmversation #rurallifestrong #simplethings #growyourown #growyourownflowers #aseasonalshift #bantamsofinstagram #vegetablegarden
A couple of weeks ago I tried, and failed, to convince a friend that dahlias are often at their best when part frosted and on the way out.⁠⁠
They stand bedraggled and desaturated, capturing perfectly that slightly melancholy mood of autumn.⁠⁠
This year I have seen people who have previously loved autumn best, talking about how difficult they are finding it this year. ⁠⁠
I think it may be that we are not in the mood for more melancholy. It is difficult to embrace the cosy slide into darkness when, for many, there hasn't been much light.

I know that I’ve been choosing more upbeat music to keep me company in the Studio. Steering away from the heartbreak and sadness. Seeking the light. 

#myquietbeauty_autumn #upandautumn #simpleandseasonal #natureandnourish #shiftingseasons #quietinthewild #simplejoys #aseasonalway #snapdragonlife #calmversation #rurallifestrong #simplethings  #aseasonalshift #flowersandotherstories #scotlandsgardens #simplethingsmadebeautiful #daysofsmallthings
Planting tulips in the vegetable garden - 12 of each in close rows so that I don’t feel guilty about picking them - and discovering that Yorkshire terriers come pre-programmed to dig. 

#yorkshireterrier #yorkie #yorkshireterriersofinstagram #yorkshireterrierpuppy
The hornbeam arch that leads through to the vegetable garden is always a thing of two halves. 

At this time of year half is bright autumn leaves, half bare imploring branches. 

Spent vegetables and fallen leaves, hens and hazel supports. 

November garden. It’s where you will find me today. 

#slowlived #hashtagauthentic #aseasonalway #gatherandcurate #mygarden #kitchengarden #distractionsandinspirations #stillswithstories #calmversation #novembergarden #cherishandrelish #aquietstyle #growyourown #searchwondercollect #alliseeispretty #seekinspirecreate #ofsimplethings #natureandnourish #myalmanacmoment

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At Snapdragon Life I gently guide you through bringing the changing seasons into your daily life, helping you slow down, so that you can experience increased well being, calm and creativity.


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