A touch of floral finery By BRAD WORRALL
ONE of the unsung heroes of the Myrtleford Festival takes place in the Uniting Church – but its origins are months in the making.
The church and its adjoining hall are turned into a riot of colour and craft as part of a “Celebration in Flowers and Embroidery”.
Last year there were more than 300 pieces of craft and needlework on display over the Labour Day long weekend as well as more than 50 floral arrangements.
Lorraine McCarthy said the exhibition has developed a reputation of its own over the past 16 years – largely through word of mouth.
“It’s not a competition but a display of textile items – everything from quilts to teddy bears – as well as some incredible floral arrangements,” she said.
“People travel to see this each year, it is quite remarkable.
“Many of the craft items are the results of long hours and painstaking work.
“We are still looking for entries in all types of needlework creations and they don’t have to be new – we would love to put on display older items that may have been created by mothers, grandmothers, aunties or friends. FINE DETAIL: Angela Isherwood, Carolyn Brennan and Lorraine McCarthy will have more than 300 floral and needlework arrangements on display at the Uniting Church.
“There is no entry fee – you just and will also bring some in from have to get the items to us by the the Melbourne markets,” she said. Tuesday.” “We have a wonderful group
Carolyn Brennan will put towho are incredibly creative – gether the flower show on the many people say the arrangements Friday before the long weekend. are on par and better than what you
“We sourced some local flowers would see in a capital city.”
The exhibition will run on Saturday, Sunday and finish at 1pm Monday at the Uniting Church on the corner of Albert Street and Great Alpine Road.
Fo r m o r e d e t a i l s v i s i t themyrtlefordfestival.com.au.