top of page

Wickham Market Flower Club

Report on Hands on Meeting held on Thursday 28th March 2024

In the absence of our chairman June, Geraldine opened the meeting and welcomed

18 members to our “Hands On” experience. The notices were read out telling

members about our Club Open Meeting on Thursday 25th April, at Wickham Market

Village Hall. Tickets available now from Sue. Tel: 07786942450. Members £5.

Guests/Visitors £10. The demonstrator will be Lorena Dyer – Lipstick,Powder &

Paint. There will be Refreshments, Sales Table, Raffle and Crafts.

The East Suffolk Group are holding an Open Meeting on Friday 28th June at

Kesgrave Community Centre, 12 Acre Approach. IP5 9JF. Doors open at 1pm for

2pm start. Demonstration by Rekha Naidoo – “Inspirations of India”. Tickets available

from Giovanna, contact number 01394272180 , priced at £16 per person. This

includes a strawberry cream tea. There will be a Raffle, several stalls and a Sales

Table. All welcome.

Finally we are holding a Fashion Show in conjunction with “Chaffinch” of

Woodbridge. This is on Friday 17th May at Wickham Market Village Hall. Doors open

at 6.30pm for 7.30pm start. There will be light refreshments and a raffle and 50% of

money raised will be donated to a charity.

It would be lovely to welcome you to any of these events.

We then welcomed our very own Paula to the meeting who was, as she said so

looking forward to teaching members how to create an arrangement. A

requirements list had been previously made available and the club donated the floral

foam and a foam tray. It really was an interesting evening. Paula showed members

how to chamfer the edges of the foam and then went ahead and showed how to

place the various foliage in groups to disguise the edge of the tray. Using tall straight

pieces of Pussy Willow placed centrally in the foam to give height.

The main flowers were next and after choosing the smallest to go alongside the

pussy willow and the largest to be the focal point in the front of the arrangement,

more were then placed in the design. Next came filler flowers to do exactly that.

Placing them so as not to dominate the design but to compliment it and to disguise

and areas where foam was visible.

Even though each person had the same items to work with there was a vast

difference in everyone’s arrangement at the end of the night.

Our President Elsie thanked Paula for a constructive and enjoyable evening.

Everyone was going home with something to be proud of.

After refreshments and the Raffle the meeting was closed. Remember the above

dates and please do join us if you are able.

Mandy Pryke


bottom of page