On Thursday, 13th December, 2018, North Ferriby Flower Club were delighted to welcome International Flower Arranger Andrew Grisewood to our Club. Andrew is one of the most inventive and creative designers of his time. His personality matches his production and has made him the No.1 choice for floral art.

Andrew’s arrangements certainly gave us that Christmas sparkle. The stage looked colourful and dazzling and so did Andrew!! His awe inspiring arrangements took shape magically amidst hilarious stories of his life and experiences. We were the last of Andrew’s 14 Christmas demonstrations. He has literally toured the breadth of the UK this year. Andrew used beautiful white orchids, Avalanche roses, yellow and peach Gerberas and Gypsophila which depicted snow. We were even introduced to Andrew’s dog, Albert, a white Pekingese who behaved extremely well! The Village Hall was full. Many people purchased a glass of wine to enjoy before the event and finished the evening with coffee, tea and biscuits. It was a thoroughly enjoyable, relaxing evening.

Please look on our website for photographs of Andrew’s arrangements. Our next meeting is Thursday, 14th February, 2019 when it will be our AGM followed by a talk on Yorkshire Gardens by Rose Horspool. Our first demonstration is Thursday, 14th March, 2019 when we will be entertained by Alison Cooper from Manchester.

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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.