Our November meeting is usually a fun evening when members can get together over a glass of wine or coffee and watch ‘experts’ create something. Last night was no exception. Our ex Chairman, Val Kaye, demonstrated how to make Christmas wreaths. Val made three very different wreaths which were modern and traditional – pleasing all our members!

Later in the evening we had Judy, from ‘Sugar and Spice’ show us how to make Christmas decorations in icing. Lots of our members had a go and the results were very impressive. I am sure they will be using their new skill to decorate a cake for this Christmas. Judy has a shop in Cottingham and does many Workshops throughout the year – even teaching children as young as 5.

We have an Open Meeting on 13th December when Andrew Grisewood will be demonstrating. Andrew is an international demonstrator. He has called his demonstration “Unwrap the Season”. I am sure this will be a very enjoyable evening. Tickets are £10 for non members and can be obtained 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.