Fifteen floral art members attended the annual Designer of the Year day in October at the Salvation Army Hall.
The title for the day was Magical Patterns and an abundance of garden flowers adorned the hall.
There were no individual groups on this occasion and all were vying for the title. It was Vicky Youngman who achieved this award.
The Best use of Colour Award was given to Barbara Edlington with her design using a apricot antirrhinum surrounded by apricot roses.
The Best use of Leaves Award was given to Jennifer Chappel and the third prize was given to Liz Franklin. The afternoon workshop was with Pauline Luxton from Morrinsville. The challenge was to create a modern version of a traditional Biedermeier design. With Pauline’s guidance a superb selection of designs were produced by members.
Congratulations to the women of Waihi and Katikati who created a magnificent centre stage display in the Memorial Hall for Armistice Day commemorations, using the wooden flowers that had been made at the workshop in Katikati a few weeks ago.
A further design is to be done in the foyer for Armistice Day and on this occasion it will be fresh flowers that are used.
Designer of the year was Vicky Youngman.
One of the Biedermeier designs.
Best use of colour was Barbara Edlington.