Flower Arranging Club

PUBLISHED: 12:47 07 December 2006 | UPDATED: 13:39 04 May 2010

Open meeting THE Littleport Flower Arrangement Club met at the village hall on Friday evening for their Christmas open meeting and Pam Hayes. The chairman welcomed both Sue Brinton (area chairman of East of England of NAFAS)and Sheila Kyte (Cambridge grou

Open meeting

THE Littleport Flower Arrangement Club met at the village hall on Friday evening for their Christmas open meeting and Pam Hayes. The chairman welcomed both Sue Brinton (area chairman of East of England of NAFAS)and Sheila Kyte (Cambridge group chairman).

The demonstrator was Jonathan Moseley from Dronfield. His title, 'Christmas Concepts', proved to be apt as it enveloped a wide array of designs, colours and styles. Candy stripe amaryllis were used in stone urns with fatsia and italicum pictum leaves combined with holly giving a traditional feel with a modern twist.

This was followed by the use of some exotic material, including heliconiums, phormium leaves all combined with a tall gold beaded container. Every design was twinned with another that had been completed by Jonathan earlier in the day to create a stunning display, filling the entire stage. A large design of clashing colours of orange, shocking pink, and red filled a large gold basket mixed with giant seed heads in sprayed gold. Pink baubles adorned the finished design to vibrant effect. Roses, gerbera and bubble gum pink anthuriums were also used to great effect. Chocolate-coloured anthuriums and red gerbera combined with a cherub adorned urn was the final arrangement, this time put with two other large complementary designs ranging in size. Jonathan was thanked for his amusing anecdotes, his amazing designs and an evening of Christmas entertainment by Elizabeth Miller (vice-chairman) for the club. A buffet supper followed allowing the audience the chance to view all of the designs more closely. The clubs next meeting is a practical evening on Friday, December 16 at Littleport Village Hall.

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