At our monthly afternoon meeting, Chairman, Liz Turner welcomed members and visitors. Liz introduced our highly qualified demonstrator, Alison Cooper from Salford, she was awarded the NAFAS Designer of the Year 2015 and amongst her many other accolades has achieved a Higher Floristry Diploma. Alison’s title was, ‘When Passions Collide’. Her stage was filled with a colourful array of traditional and contemporary floral exhibits. Throughout the demonstration, she entertained us with anecdotes of incidents in her career and illustrated her methods on achieving her finished designs.
The members competition was titled, ‘Flower Burst’ and won as follows:-
Novice and Newcomers 1st. Elaine Dengam 2nd. Frances Scholes 3rd. Dorothy Dutton
Advanced 1st. Julie Alexander 2nd. Lorraine Dorsett 3rd. Linda Clowes
Premier 1st. Mary Marshall 2nd. Di Jones 3rd. Felicia Dykstra