Floral Art Demonstrations

 

Demonstrations are on hold for a while until we are settled in our new home on the Isle of Wight.

 

As a NAFAS area demonstrator I have the opportunity to travel throughout Sussex and the neighbouring counties, meeting like-minded flower fanatics to explore new designs and techniques and hopefully to inspire other members of the various clubs.

My demonstration titles change seasonally although I focus a great deal on recycling unwanted and discarded objects, transforming them into unusual containers or something of beauty.

Tips, skips, charity shops and car boot sales are a great source of useful finds. Old dustbin lids, scrapped bicycle wheels, unwanted lampshades and discarded drawers take on a whole new lease of life with a coat of paint and a little ingenuity.

           

         Some examples of arrangements from demonstrations.
 

All manner of strange and unusual objects can be found squirreled away in my outbuildings. "Who knows - it might come in useful one day!"

  

 

Future Demonstrations - 2016

Jan 28     Rustington Flower Club, W. Sussex - 'Happy New Year'

Feb 19     Sompting Friendship Club

March 11  Tangmere Flower Club - TBA

March 18  Ferring Flower Club - 'In the Shade'

April 6      Ringmer Flower Club - 'In the Shade' 

April 11    Romney Marsh Flower Arrangers - 'In the Shade'

April 14    Crawley Flower Club - 'In the Shade'

April 20    Denmead Church Flower Club - 'It's in the Bag'

April 27    Steyning and District Flower Club - 'In the Shade'  

May 27     Little Common Village Flower Club - 'In the Shade'

June 1      Ashtead Flower Arrangement Group, Surrey - TBA 

June 8      Littlehampton Flower Club - TBA

June 14    Henfield Flower Club - 'In the Shade'

June 21    Pevensey and Westham Flower Club - 'In the Shade'

June 24    Balcombe Flower Club - 'Recycling'

June 28    Herne Bay Flower Club, Kent - 'In the Shade'

July 6       Old Windsor Flower Club, Berkshire - TBA 

July 14     Tunbridge Wells Flower Club - 'In the Shade'  

Aug 15     Brighton & Hove Flower Club - 'In the Shade'

Sept 8      Preston Brighton Flower Club - TBA  

Sept 21    Plumpton Flower Club - 'In the Shade'   

Sept 28    Bosham Flower Club, Surrey - 'Bountiful Harvest'  

Oct 4       Eastbourne Afternoon Flower Club - 'Bountiful Harvest'

Oct 7       Willingdon Flower Club - 'Bountiful Harvest'

Oct 27     North Tonbridge Flower Arrangers, Surrey - 'Bountiful Harvest'

Nov 10    Hayling Island Flower Club, Surrey - 'Bountiful Harvest'

Nov 15    Warnham Evening Flower Club - 'Festive Flowers'

Nov 22    Midhurst Flower Club - 'Festive Flowers'

Dec 6      Worthing Flower Club - 'Festive Flowers'

Dec 13    East Horsley Floral Decoration Group - 'Festive Flowers'

 


 

Past Demonstrations - 2015

Jan 28 Storrington, W. Sussex - 'Prelude to Spring'

March 5 Worthing Horticulture Society - ''

March 26 Felpham Flower Club - 'In the Shade'

April 2 Crowborough Flower Club - 'It's in the Bag'

June 3 East Grinstead Flower Club - 'In the Shade'

June 5 Willingdon Flower Club - 'In the Shade'

June 9 Horsham Flower Club - 'In the Shade'

June 23 Lindfield Flower Club - 'In the Shade'

June 25 St Catherines Flower Club - 'In the Shade'

July 7 Worthing Flower Club - 'In the Shade'

July 27 Lingfield & District Flower Club - 'It's in the Bag'

Sept 2 East Preston Flower Club - 'In the Shade'

Sept 8 Southwick Flower Club - 'Bountiful Harvest'

Sept 15 W. Chiltington Flower Club - 'Harvest Celebration'

Sept 23 Banstead Flower Club, Surrey - 'Bountiful Harvest'

Oct 14   W.Bognor Flower Club - 'Bountiful Harvest'  

Nov 19   Frimley Flower Club - 'Festive Flowers'

Dec 1     New Milton & Barton on Sea Flower Club - 'Festive Flowers'

Dec 3     Seaford Evening Flower Club - 'Festive Flowers'  

 

 

 

 

Past Demonstrations - 2014

Jan 17      Arundel, W. Sussex - 'Happy New Year'

Feb 6       Wadhurst & District - 'Prelude to Spring'
April 23    Bosham Flower Club - 'It's in the Bag'
May 15     Tunbridge Wells, E. Sussex - 'It's in the Bag'
May 21     Epsom, Surrey - 'It's in the Bag'
June 3      Worthing, W. Sussex - 'Diamond Anniversary Celebration'
July 8       Beamont Flowers & Crafts - 'In the Shade'
July 15     South Fleet, Kent - 'Recycling'
July 25     Balcombe Flower Club - 'It's in the Bag'
Aug 4       Emsworth & District- 'It's in the Bag'
Aug 14     Crawley - 'It's in the Bag'
Sept 3      Ringmer - 'Recycling'
Sept 15    Brighton & Hove, E. Sussex - 'Bountiful Harvest'
Sept 19    Ferring, W. Sussex - 'Bountiful Harvest'
Sept 24    Haslemere - 'Bountiful Harvest'
Oct 21      Warnham Evening - 'Bountiful Harvest'
Oct 24      Emsworth Afternoon - 'Bountiful Harvest'
Nov 5       Burgess Hill, W. Sussex - 'Christmas Cheer'
Nov 12     Oxted & Limpsfield - 'Christmas Cheer'
Nov 17     Lancing Afternoon, W. Sussex - 'Christmas Cheer'
Nov 25     Midhurst, W. Sussex - 'Festive Flowers'
Nov 27     Rustington, W. Sussex - 'Festive Flowers'
Dec 2       Horley, Surrey - 'Christmas Cheer'
Dec 4       Bexhill Floral Group - 'Festive Flowers'
 

 

Past Demonstrations - 2013

Feb 20      Farnham, Surrey - 'Recycling'

March 5    Worthing, W. Sussex - 'It's in the Bag'
April 5      Willingdon, E. Sussex - 'It's in the Bag'
April 9      Horsham, W. Sussex - 'Recycling'
May 7       Battle, E. Sussex - 'Recycling'
May 22     Steyning, W. Sussex - 'It's in the Bag'
June 3      Ninfield, E. Sussex - 'It's in the Bag'
June 13    Horam & Heathfield. E. Sussex - 'Recycling'
June 18    Pevensey Bay, E. Sussex - 'Recycling'
June 27    St. Catherines, Surrey - 'It's in the Bag'
June 28    Little Common Village Flower Club, East Sussex - 'It's in the Bag'
July 19     Ferring, W. Sussex - 'It's in the Bag'
July 25     Rustington, W. Sussex - 'It's in the Bag'
Aug 13     Southwick, W. Sussex - 'It's in the Bag'
Sept 4      Hassocks, W. Sussex - 'Bountiful Harvest'
Sept 12    Preston Brighton, E. Sussex - 'Bountiful Harvest'
Sept 18    Hailsham & District, E. Sussex - 'Bountiful Harvest'
Oct 2        East Preston, W. Sussex - 'Bountiful Harvest'
Oct 22      Lindfield, W. Sussex - 'Bountiful Harvest'
Oct 24      Rustington, W. Sussex - 'Bountiful Harvest'
Nov 13     West Bognor, W. Sussex - 'Christmas'
Nov 20     Sedlescombe, E. Sussex - 'Christmas'
Dec 3       Eastbourne, E. Sussex - 'Christmas'
Dec 4       Grayshott, Surrey - 'Christmas'
Dec 10     Oxshott, Surrey - 'Christmas'
 
 
 
Past Demonstrations - 2012

Feb 24       Clapham and Patching Garden Club - Designs with winter plant material

March 13    St Andrews, Eastbourne FC - Recycling - the sequel
April 5        Seaford Evening FC - Recycling
April 16      Burwash and District FC - Recycling
April 20      Ferring FC - Recycling
April 23      Lingfield & district FC - Recycling
April 27      Forest Horsham FC - More Recycling
May 9        West Bognor - Recycling
May 25      Little Common Village FC - Recycling
June 6       Hassocks FC - Bags of Flowers and Fun
June 13     Rottindean FC - Recycling
July 17      West Chiltington FC - Recycling
July 19      Seaford Afternoon FC - Bags of Flowers and Fun
July 25      Storrington FC - Recycling
July 31      Midhurst FC - Recycling
Aug 14      Henfield FC - Recycling
Aug 23      Fairlight Floral Club - Bags of Flowers and Fun
Sept 5       Ringmer - Bountiful Harvest
Sept 12     Sedlescombe & district FC - Bountiful Harvest
Oct 2        Horley FC - Bountiful Harvest
Oct 3        Grayshott FC - Bountiful Harvest
Oct 16      Oxshot Flower Arrangement Society - Bountiful Harvest
Nov 1       Bexhill Floral Group- Bountiful Harvest
Nov 8       Lewes FC - Festive FLowers
Nov 14     Littlehampton - Festive FLowers
Nov 21     Plumpton FC - Festive FLowers
Nov 22     Felpham FC - Bountiful Harvest
Dec 4       Christmas Demonstration at St Mary's Hall Felpham
in aid of the Chestnut Tree House
Dec 13     Tunbridge Wells FC - Festive Flowers