April 2018

The Summer is finally coming! JOAN WOODHEAD, from Grimsby, reminded us all of that with her very colourful demonstration entitled “Picture This”. She filled the stage with arrangements in lime green, exotic pinks, spring yellows and even brought in one of her paintings to enhance an Icelandic inspired display. Using a straw stuffed cushion she used purple tulips and green looped midolina sticks to make a lovely spring format. Joan has a talent with textiles and had woven circular frames with chenille and wool to support her flowers.

It was a convivial evening and we all left inspired by her colourways and the hope of better weather. Joan did make us laugh about her intention to use spring blossom boughs originally in her floral works and her decision to use other materials after the recent weather! We all totally understood her frustration!

Coming on 10 May, DEREK ARMSTRONG will be demonstrating “The Scents Of Spring”. He is widely known all over the World and has worked with the BBC and ITV on period dramas and documentaries. He also consults for well known companies and assists in photographic shoots for them. Make a note in your diary. This is an Open Meeting and non members can buy tickets @ £10 from Margaret Hobson on 01482 634114.

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    Our programme of events ended with a wonderful demonstration by JONATHAN MOSELEY. He filled the stage with colour, style and the wow factor! An experienced National Demonstrator of 21 years, Jonathan is internationally renowned, a television judge, and the Chatsworth floral arranger. Using many different materials, harmonious colour tones and dramatic containers, Jonathan created a symphony of colour. He created a starburst arrangement using champagne coloured bamboo sticks, cotoneaster rothschildianus and rhapis palm. A black glass vase with white fragrant genista, double lime eustoma and birch twigs amongst other flowers were used to highlight the stage. Birch bark covered boxes were filled with deep purple brassicas, the beautiful lilac coloured rosa lullaby and the pirouette clematis. The stage was a festive delight!

    It was an evening of entertainment and relaxation. A fitting end for our 50th Anniversary Year!