Group Leader: Sally Barker
Fun with Flowers is an Interest Group run by Sally Barker (01777 708643). The group activity will be as it says on the tin, having fun with flowers. Although I am not a qualified teacher I have over 30 years experience working professionally as a florist..and happy to coordinate a group.
The group will be meeting at the Hallcroft Community Centre Thursdays monthly @ 1 - 3pm.
Actual dates in the Web Calendar.
Dates for 2019 are:
February 2020 - The Iris
February birthday flower is iris... so our brief was to include Iris in our arrangements.
The group chose to do a funky upright arrangement on a round base.
Round plant container oasis and covered with low foliage...tree ivy and hebe here.
Gold sprayed Cronus upright sticks were added
Then different flowers were added.. upright but a differing heights!
January 2020 - Back To Basics
For our first meeting of the New Year. we went “Back to Basics”, and produced asymmetrical triangle arrangements. One theme, but a variety of flowers and colours..but all the correct shape!
Our theme in November was "Winter Cheer".
Hot colours were used to create some stunning designs.
Our Theme this month was "Autumn Glory" - striking autumn colours with berries and seed heads were used in a variety of designs.
Our theme this month was "Glad Tidings" - any design as long as it included Gladioli
Our interpretation of the theme “swept from the sea”
The theme for July was "All Things Bright And Beautiful"
Some lovely colourful arrangements were made....incorporating a few "creatures great and small"
The theme for our June group was "Two halves make a whole"
This month we used an oasis foam ring, cut in half.
The theme for our May group was “stones and vegetation”.
Interesting, and different interpretations of the theme, were produced using lots of different foliage, wood, stones succulents, and of course, flowers.
This months theme was “Easter Eggs”.
March 2019 - Our theme for March was "Tulip Time".
Our first design was using a decorated baked bean tin and a small tulip hand held.
Then it was free choice of design using tulips.
February 2019 - This months theme was “the colours
of spring “. Fortunately, we had spring weather to compliment the theme! 11 attended our friendly group this month.. some super designs produced.
January 2019 - This month was free choice or parallel lines. A nice array of modern striking designs were made.
November 2018 - Our interpretation of “Jack Frost “.... all gave the feel of a cold winters morning, with snow spray, silver and greys diamanté pins to give a look of ice crystals...and a spiders web!!.
To view photos please click HERE
October 2018 - This month's challenge was to come up with a design depicting 'A landscape of the imagination'. Here we have a lovely selection including a seascape, a lunar landscape andwoodland selections.
September 2018 - This month's theme was to depict a country. Here we have the entries for France, Sri Lanka, China and Switzerland!
August 2018 - Foliage Arrangements
To download photos of arrangements using mainly greenery, please click :-
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July 2018 - Summer Trugs
This sessions theme was “Steampunk”! Some interesting accessories were used.. bits of machinery, wire coils, tools, goggles, button hooks, a container decorated with a waistcoat etc. Delightful flower arrangements too.
May 2018 - 'A Magic Garden'
Two lovely designs were produced this session incorporating toadstools, butterflies, flower fairies and a gift wrapped line arrangement.
April 2018 - 'Twists and Turns'
A delightful array of designs were produced incorporating contoured willow, curls of leaves, wire coils and flower placements.
February 8th 2018 - 'Golden Days'
Our theme for this months flower group was “Golden Days” since several U3A members celebrate their golden wedding anniversary this year.
11 members attended, including 2 new ladies, and an array of stunning designs were produced.
January 11th 2018 - Ikebana
For our January session, we made designs based on ikebana.... Japanese floral design, and hand-tieds. 11 of us had an enjoyable and productive afternoon!
October 12th 2017 - Horizontal Arrangement
This months task was to achieve a horizontal line arrangement. 11 beautiful colourful displays were made, on a variety of containers!
September 14th 2017 - Harvest Festival
This months theme was "harvest Festival".... autumn colours, garden produce and hedgerow gatherings!! 9 lovely displays were produced, autumn really is on the way.
August 10th 2017 - Cup Cakes
The theme for our latest group session was cupcakes. A delightful display of arrangements were made... with a less fattening centre!!
July 13th 2017 - A Handbag
9 of us met up for a productive afternoon... a quieter session than normal as we all concentrated hard on the today's task... handbags. Something I had never made before, so it was a leaning curve for us all.
The session went really and some beautiful handbags were created with pinned leaves and a floral tops.
Well done ladies.
April 13th 2017 - Mother's Day basket
This months theme was Easter. Beautiful arrangements were created using bright spring flowers, adorned with chicks, eggs,Easter bunnies... And of course chocolate!
March 9th 2017 - Mother's Day basket
11of us met for our monthly fun with flowers group. This meeting's task was to produce a basket, with Mother's Day in mind... an array of lovely arrangements were made. They looked good enough to grace any florists shop window.
Tea and biscuits and a general chat we're followed by a demonstration and talk about our April meetings theme.