A message from Carolyn
1 November 2022
To all my friends at Clophill & District Flower Club - November Newsletter
I hope you enjoyed the demonstration by Gill McGregor. I thought her designs were great and how she is able to keep talking, create and also instruct all at the same time is amazing.
On 3 November we have Theresa Rodriques coming to demonstrate again - her title is ‘Gardens by the Bay’.
On 1 December our demonstrator is Lee Berrill who is very artistic and creative. His title is 'Made for Xmas'. Tickets are £6 for members and £10 for visitors and will be available at the next meeting and I know they are selling very well.
There will be festive refreshments and a special sales table
The Charity Table was popular at the last meeting with scarves and jewellery.
**Bags will be the focus in November. If you have any unwanted bags – handbags, toilet bags or even larger bags that you think will tempt others please bring them to this meeting – on a ‘Sale or Return’ basis. So that if they are sold the money will go to our Charity fund but if they are not sold please take them home again! This will ensure a good turnover of items.
**In December we will feature Anything Christmas.
We are holding a Christmas Wreath Workshop on 29 November – just in time for Advent.
The cost of £35 will include all the materials to make a natural wreath using spruce, seasonal foliage, dried fruits, cones, wires, tuition and refreshments.
The venue is St Mary’s Church, Clophill 10 am – 12 noon.
Please contact me if you are interested, either directly or via the contact tab on this site
Home Counties Area of NAFAS are holding another virtual competition before Christmas entitled ‘The Festive Season’.
This can be any style of arrangement – a table design, a festive wreath, a contemporary arrangement or something interpretative. The advantage of this type of competition is that you can do it at your leisure, photograph it and then email it to the Area media Officer. I am attaching all the details with this newsletter.
Area AGM/Lunch and Demonstration is being held on 16 November at Spotlight Theatre in Broxbourne. Doors open at 10am and there will be stalls to browse before a short AGM at 11am. This will be followed by a hot two course buffet lunch and then a demonstration by Jacqui Arnold (National Demonstrator) with her title ‘Jingle all the Way’.
This should be a lovely day. Tickets are still available at £36 and can be ordered at our Club and we will try to organise transport if you would like to come.
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Home Counties Area of NAFAS
Another exciting virtual competition for members of Home Counties
Entries should be emailed to Rekha Naidoo (Media Officer) to the email address below
from Monday 21 November to Monday 5 December
The photographs will be collated into a file and sent numbered anonymously to Area Judges.
The winners will be informed, and the results will be published on the Area website.
Title: ‘The Festive Season’
An exhibit. Fresh plant material should predominate but artificial material is permitted.
Size 60cm x 60cm x 90 cm height
The design should be photographed with a plain background.
Please email to email@example.com by 7 December
using The Festive Season as the subject
Please include your name, telephone number and your Flower Club
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Looking forward to seeing you again,
With my best wishes,
Chairman of Clophill & District Flower Club
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