The Westwell Wednesday crowd have been meeting at the Parish Hall in Westwell to develop their floristry skills. Some are flower arranging newbies and others have been taking a class with me for a term or two (or three or four).
The theme for the next few weeks is funerals and weddings – celebrating life and love. Wedding classes are always a winner, but usually there is some trepidation from students about funeral flowers. This ranges from quiet sadness for loved ones lost through to the practical “what am I going to do with my floral tribute when I get it home?”
We’ve addressed these concerns by talking about how our arrangements can be adapted for enjoyment at home. Taking five minutes at the end of class to look afresh at our designs has taught us that funeral flowers don’t need to be formulaic; they should fill our hearts with joy, befitting the memory of those we have loved.
Classes run on Wednesday mornings up until 2 April 2014. Follow this link http://juliedaviesflowerworkshops.co.uk/events/ to book your place – newcomers are always welcome.
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