Thursday, 22 November 2012

Floristry Workshop - Jubilee WI


It is no secret that I love flowers so last night's Floristry workshop by the very talent Hannah and her lovely students from Canterbury College at our monthly WI meeting was completely up my street. When it comes to table decorations for Christmas, the traditional red, white and green colour scheme is a classic for a reason.



The foliage smelt amazing and the simple combination textures and shades of green looked fantastic in Hannah's Christmas wreath, especially with a little sprinkling of another one of my favourite favourites; glitter.


Of course I know not everyone is as much of a glitter fan as I am and that not everyone lives their life by my motto of if in doubt wear glitter but it does look so pretty and you can always leave it out if you don't like it.


I discovered a new spray adhesive called Tack 2000 which is specially designed not to harm flowers. At the moment I don't have any spray glue. It is definitely something that is missing from my craft room. Tack 2000 is about double to price of spray glue but I suppose that it's worth it for special occasions.


Last night however I did not take part in the flower arranging, instead I asked if I could be the photographer in order to try and capture the atmosphere and enjoyment of our WI meetings. I am planning on putting on my website geekery hat and imagining myself to be a bit of a writer in order to put together an article for our  Jubilee WI website after all if I don't try to be a writer, I will never fulfil my ambition.


It really was such a great pleasure going around the room and speaking to all the wonderful women who attend our WI meetings. It was fascinating to see how each lady interpreted the idea and expressed their personality through their choice of foliage and design. They answered my questions which such openness and honesty, allowed me to take photos and filled me with a sense of pride that flower arranging and sharing skills, ideas and resources is still a part of our modern world.


Thank you ladies of the Jubilee WI for a very special evening.

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