The weather may be warming slightly and there might be a spring in your step as the sun peeks out to cheer us all up, but be on your guard people, BE ON YOUR GUARD…Warm weather means only one thing in this house, MOTHS.
As you think about putting your woolly jumpers away and moving your cashmere to the back of your wardrobe to create space for more spring like outfits, remember that this is the moth’s favourite time of the year. It love nothing more that a sweaty sweater stuffed into the dark recesses of a drawer, left undisturbed for six months, it feeds on dead skin left on your clothes and will munch away until all that is left is a mass of holes.
Luckily, professional help is at hand. London fragrance guru Angela Flanders is holding a Perfuming The Home workshop at her new Artillery Passage store in Spitalfields, where she will be focusing on the history of the use of herbs in the home, and giving you practical tips on how to bring this old tradition up to date. Recipes for fragrant sachets and an insight into the blending of her French Moth Herbs which have developed a loyal following since their launch in 1991, will be included.You will leave the workshop event with two fragrant sachets of your own to take home, along with a practical tip sheet.
The workshop is on Saturday 27th April 3-5-30pm. Afternoon tea will also be served and is included in the ticket price.£20 per person, to include the above and £10 off purchases of over £30 made at the event. More details here
The exciting news is we have TWO FREE TICKETS to give away for this event, all you have to do is leave a note below on why moths are causing havoc in your life and why you deserve to be picked…..easy. You have until Friday to think of a witty or heartfelt comment to win us over. We will let you know who has won (one person will get both tickets so they can bring a friend) via this post on Friday afternoon.
To keep you going until the workshop, you could always stock up on Angela’s French Moth Herbs here, I use her wardrobe spray constantly, or take heed of her tips for moth control, which include….
Never store away unwashed knitwear, always wash or dryclean before storing for the summer.
Ensure that the drawer or cupboard is also clean & dust free, this is just the place they like to hide.
Spray drawers or cupboards with French Herb Wardrobe Spray regularly through the season.
Pack away clothes in breathable containers and make sure that you brush vigorously your unworn coats and cardigans regularly, particulary turning out any fluff that may gather in the pockets.