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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    JUDY WATKER returned to the Club in October to demonstrate Inspiration And Imagination.  She was delightfully funny and warm with tremendous creative artistry.  Her arrangements were harmonious and unique including specific plant material technical skills such as dyeing, weaving and folding.

    Judy was inspired by Picasso and used a circular green-wire frame decorated with green carnations, white avalanche roses and green cymbidium orchids to create the circle of life.  Her inspiration from zebra patterning was created using material dyed black and white.  She wove cycas palms into differing shapes and using white flowers created a stunning focal highlight.  Moving onto a shipwreck, Judy used a rusty sphere which she arranged with pupura violeta ginger and maxima violeta anthurium with woven cycas palm leaves to create a tropical vibe.

    Judy is a woman of many talents and we are hoping to ask her to return to do a workshop with us to share her creative skills.  The evening was enjoyed by all and her floristry talents commended by everyone.