Workshops

Click on the link for the first NAFAS Virtual Show with Angela Turner demonstrating two designs

We were unable to do any Workshops in 2020 and at the moment in 2021 it is still not possible, but below is an example of a beautiful arrangement by Joy Hutchings, using the Cornus cuttings from her pruning. So save any nice bendy twigs and we will do a workshop as soon as we can.
Cornus (dogwood) is idea – there’s red and yellow varieties, but there are quite a few to choose from, including willow etc.

BELOW IS AN IDEA FOR AN ALTERNATIVE WORKSHOP

HERE IS A TABLE DESIGN FOR YOU TO TRY WHICH HAS BEEN PUT TOGETHER FOR YOU BY JOY HUTCHINGS.

You will need: 1 dinner/taper candle, cocktail sticks and sticky tape, 1/3 block floral foam {Oasis}, a small shallow dish/saucer, scissors. 7 small twigs, small pieces of seasonal foliage, inc. 3 or 4 larger flat leaves e.g. ivy, laurel. About 7 flowers e.g. roses, carnations, 2 or 3 stems of filler materials e.g. lysianthus, spray carnations. Small pieces of artifical Christmas foliage and /or baubles.

Here is what you do: Soak the foam and secure it to your container.

Tape 3 to 4 cocktail sticks around the base of your candle and place it into the centre of the foam.

Use the twigs to mark the boundaries of your arrangement and outline the shape you want.

Here are some simple guidelines to follow.

This a diagram as explained above.

Cover the foam with pieces of foliage no longer than your twigs.

Place your large flowers amongst and within the foliage, and use other flowers to fill the gaps.

Finally add your sparkly bits to give it a seasonal feel.

To look something like this.

Hope this has given you inspiration to try one for yourselves.

WHEN YOU HAVE COMPLETED YOUR OWN DESIGNS EMAIL THEM TO dphilips2@sky.com AND I WILL MAKE A CHRISTMAS DESIGN PAGE FOR OUR WEBSITE.


BRIDESMAIDS HEAD DRESS.

You will need some fine wire and some small flowers with fairly stiff stems. I have used Sea Lavender and Hydrangia Heads;

Like the picture above. Then take your wire and secure it firmly to the stem of one of the pieces of Lavender. Wind it around the stem and gradually join in the next piece of Lavender and then a Hydrangia Head. Like the pictures below.

I hope this has been of some interest to you all. Something to occupy a rainy afternoon.

WE HOPE TO BE ABLE TO BRING YOU A FULL YEAR OF WORKSHOPS IN 2021.

All details will be given in due course.

 

We had a very enjoyable workshop with Hans Haverkamp on 25th November 2019 at Matk Village Hall. He was a very good teacher and experienced  and beginners alike produced some very good work The main component was pussy willow and here are a few of the designs  we created.

A  A very good workshop was held on Saturday 6th July 2019 at Brent Knoll Village Hall.It was tutored by Tracy Johnson from Torquay. Those who attended were inspired by her designs and here are a sample of what they achieved.

2018 Christmas Workshop

25th November was when Cristmas began for the ladies of Burnham Area Evening Flower Club.

The workshop was taken by Katherine Kear. It was an excellient day with lots of new ideas. I am sure all the ladies tables will look stunning this Christmas.

Workshop for Beginners.

Sally Fallows and Joy Hutchings ran a very sucessful workshop for beginners in the Autumn. They produced a container of flowers out of a block of oasis! Yes I wondered how but here are some photos to show you just that.

2018 Spring Workshops  Nicky Heal taught us  designs including; a corsage, small hand-tied posie, arrangements using a small number of flowers, and foliage only arrangements.

Here are just a few of the members corsages and posies long with Nicky Heal.

Second Spring Workshop. An arrangement using no more than 5 flowers.

Some lovely work ladies. Well done

The 3rd and final Spring Workshop was using only foliage. Here are some amazing photos of the arrangements produced.

Thank you Nicky for a very enjoyable set of workshops.

At our 2017 Christmas Workshop Jonathan Moseley showed us how to make seasonal welcome rings on straw bases and table centrepieces. Here are some pictures of what was a very enjoyable day.

Jonathan showed us what to do first –

As well as workshops with professional tutors, we also have classes by our own members. Here we are admiring each others finished designs at our practice class in  3 June 2017, when we did all round table arrangements and landscape designs. Novice and Advanced Arrangers work together learning from each others’ successes and mistakes!

 

And here is a closer look at some of our designs –