Lymm Floral Art Group

Contact the Club

Pam (Chairman) can be contacted by calling 07876 176501 or by using our contact form.

Club Meetings

The meetings are normally held on the third Monday of every month (except Aug & Dec) at Lymm Village Hall, Pepper Street, Lymm WA13 0JB - 7pm for 7.30pm until approx. 9.30pm. New members and visitors are most welcome.

Membership: £50 per year Visitors: £6 per meeting.

Visit our website: www.lymmfloralart.org.uk


News/Photos/Programme

Our latest newsletter is below and November and December's are lower down the page. You can also select the following links to view Club Photos and our 2021 Demonstration Programme

Lymm Floral Art Group - Newsletter - January 2021

NB: You can download and print a PDF copy of the January 2021 newsletter here.

January 2021 Update

Hello everyone

Welcome to a new year when we will all be offered a Covid-19 vaccine again this silent mugger.

Here’s an update about Lymm Floral Art Group, Cheshire Area and NAFAS HQ.

LFAG https://lymmfloralartgrouporguk.wordpress.com/

Our next demonstration will be via Zoom on Monday 18th January at 7.30pm, starting with a swift AGM followed by the very talented and innovative Alison Chambers (nee Cooper). Alison is a florist from Salford and has won the very prestigious national designer of the year competition. Her demonstration title is ‘A form of nature’.

This will be a slightly different AGM via Zoom because there are too many challenges with membership voting.  We will therefore continue with subscription fees as agreed at the 2020 AGM.

We can’t sell raffle tickets by Zoom and when we get back to live demonstrations, raffles and money handling will still be full of issues. Instead, members can enter the 10 raffles taking place in 2021 by paying £20. Everyone who has paid will be entered into the ‘member raffle’ and guaranteed of winning at least one design. If you didn’t attend Arley you have a £20 credit towards this year’s fees.

We will be collecting monies in Jan/Feb and Pam Hammond will be coordinating payments. You can pay by BACS to Lymm Floral Art Group, sort code xx xx xx, account number xxxxxxxx and include your name in the description box.  If you are paying by BACS, please send an email to xxxxxxxxxxxxx letting Pam know you have paid. If you are paying by cheque, please send your cheque to Pam at xxxxxxxxxxx There’s no need to complete a subscription form this year, just let Pam know if there are any changes to your personal details. Pam can also be contacted on her mobile 07786 368108.

We have a fabulous programme of demonstrators booked for 2021 (full details on our website). It’s our Golden Anniversary year and please made a note of Sunday 5th September when we will be holding a celebratory garden visit and afternoon tea. 

Would you like to join in with our ‘Floral Tête-à-têtes’ - Zoom chats? We will be setting up some fortnightly conversation to share ideas, information and tips.

We will also run some online workshops throughout the year in addition to the demonstrations so there is plenty to keep you busy during this lockdown!

Have you made a new year’s resolution to start using Zoom? If you would like some help, please get in touch. We can set up a test meeting exclusively for you so that you can find your way around the Zoom screen and become confident to use it.

If you use a laptop, please speak with Vanessa (01925 757471) or Sheila (01925 212682) or Pam M (07876 176501). If you use an iPad, please speak with Tracy-Ann (01925 210836) or Pam H (07786 368108) or Janet S (07974 332387).

Some interesting facebook, websites and YouTube videos suggested by club members

Here are a few links to some YouTube videos which may be of interest.

Yan Skates, Floral Designer

Click here to view the video.

Join "Big Flower Fight" finalist Yan Skates in his Surrey garden for a video created especially for NAFAS! Yan overcomes the challenges of the English weather with the wind and the rain - and next door's leaf blower!

Helen Hare, Kent Area Demonstrator

Click here to view the video.

A reminder of the lovely sunny days of summer on our YouTube Channel, as Kent Area Demonstrator Helen Hare constructs a vibrant hand-tied bouquet in August 2020 using flowers and foliage from her beautiful garden.

Margaret Rumens, National Judge and Teacher

Click here to view the video.

A seasonal floral demonstration by Margaret Rumens entitled 'A Christmas Bauble'.  This was presented to members following the South Midlands Area AGM, held on 20th November 2020.

Ellouise Hasler-Stott, Kent Area of NAFAS

Click here to view the video.
A Christmas Design by Ellouise Hasler-Stott

Cheshire Area    NAFAS Cheshire - Flower Arranging Clubs in Cheshire
Phase one of the Live Floral art demonstrations and flower related talks have been delivered via Zoom. They have proved to be a great hit with so many clubs and members across Cheshire. Phase two will start later this month and dates will be confirmed shortly.

Your LFAG subscription entitles you to access all the Zoom events being hosted by Cheshire Area.

Our Area Chairman, Louise Jones and our club member, Janet Schofield are supporting NAFAS HQ with the future direction and leadership of NAFAS.

NAFAS HQ   
Your entry form for the virtual National Show in April needs to be submitted by the 17th January.

Best wishes
Lymm Floral Art Group Leadership Team
Tracy Anne, Pam H, Vanessa, Janet M, Pam M, Sheila, Janet S & Stella


Lymm Floral Art Group - Newsletter - December 2020

NB: You can download and print a PDF copy of the December 2020 newsletter here.

December 2020 Update

Hello everyone
We hope you are all well and your Christmas preparations are well under way.
Here’s an update about Lymm Floral Art Group, Cheshire Area and NAFAS HQ.

LFAG virtual demonstrations https://lymmfloralartgrouporguk.wordpress.com/

Our November virtual demonstration was on Monday 16th November with Mark Entwistle when he presented his fabulous white and red Christmas demonstration to 23 members and 15 visitors.  The free raffle winners had their designs hand delivered the following day by Janet Schofield.

Our next Zoom meeting will be on Monday 18th January when our AGM will take place followed by a short virtual demonstration by the very talented and innovative Alison Chambers (nee Cooper).

If you’ve not used Zoom before and would like some help with the technology, please get in touch. We can set up a test meeting exclusively for you so that you can find your way around the Zoom screen and become confident to use it.

If you use a laptop, please speak with Vanessa (01925 757471) or Sheila (01925 212682) or Pam M (07876 176501). If you use an iPad, please speak with Tracy Ann (01925 210836) or Pam H (07786 368108) or Janet S (07974 332387).

LFAG Christmas Tree

Our Christmas tree was rehomed at Moss Brow Farm, Warburton following the cancellation of St Mary’s Christmas Tree Festival. Thank you to Gill Davies and all the members who created the magnificent spheres. It’s a still life style of floral design and looks very festive using the colour theme of green, pink and silver. Some photos are on the club’s website and we had 26 visitors to the page in one day.

Could you send some photographs of your Christmas designs to put on our website? Perhaps you have created a door wreath or a table decoration and would like to share with the group?

Arley Christmas demonstration

16 members and friends attended Arley Hall’s Christmas demonstration by Jonathan Moseley and 4 of our group went home with one of his designs. He created lots of designs you could replicate at home with natural plant material from Arley’s gardens. Many people said it was so nice to get out, meet members to have a socially distanced chat and enjoy a relaxing live demonstration.

Some interesting facebook, websites and YouTube videos suggested by club members
NAFAS Areas have been busy creating Christmas videos and some a whole series to celebrate Advent. Some are on facebook and you can just click on the link, just like a website, as there’s no need to be a facebook user.

Flowers North West have created an advent calendar of YouTube videos by various area and national demonstrators. Here’s a link to their Facebook page where you will find all the designs of you can click. (5) Flowers North-West | Facebook

Sara Barrow creates an Advent craft idea. A NAFAS Area Demonstrator and winner of many competitions including RHS awards. Sara creates a non-foam table design using test tubes and corrugated paper.  Advent Calendar - 12th December - YouTube

Angela Turner, the NAFAS National Demonstrator, is renowned for her natural style and here she brings you a beautiful Christmas look with seasonal berries and flowers. Three different designs create a stylish festive feel. (49 mins duration but you can select how much you want to watch). Christmas Flower Demonstration with Angela Turner - YouTube

Pip Bensley, a NAFAS National Teacher, shows you how to make a pretty table centre using foraged and garden plant material using a simple container from your home. Everyone can do this whether they are a beginner or expert. This video is one of a series of 5 from the Wessex and Jersey Area of NAFAS. (35 mins duration). Foam Free Christmas Table Design with Pip Bensley, National Teacher - YouTube

Join Emily Broomhead for the start of our Wessex and Jersey Area Festive demonstrations. Emily has three beautiful designs to share with you and get you in that Christmassy mood. (42 mins duration). Emily Broomhead National Demonstrator HD - YouTube

The Association of Irish Floral Artists have also created an advent calendar of Christmas mini demonstrations (5) AOIFA - Association of Irish Floral Artists | Facebook

Jacuqi Arnold from the Kent Area of NAFAS uses candles in her Christmas design. Christmas at The Old House by National Demonstrator Jacqui Arnold - YouTube

Cheshire Area    NAFAS Cheshire - Flower Arranging Clubs in Cheshire
Phase one of the Live Floral art demonstrations and flower related talks have been delivered via Zoom. They have proved to be a great hit with so many clubs and members across Cheshire. Phase two will start in the new year and dates will be confirmed shortly. The demonstrations and talks are FREE OF CHARGE to members of Cheshire area affiliated clubs.

We have submitted our club photograph for the National Chairman’s December Challenge for a ‘Festive Gift’’ (attached).  The January title is ‘Burns Night’. Would you like to create a design for our club’s January entry?

NAFAS HQ   

The new NAFAS website is now live and it’s a great improvement on the previous version. NAFAS

We would like to wish you a wonderful, albeit slightly different Christmas and let’s hope we can all get together to enjoy our love of flowers as early as possible in 2021.

Lymm Floral Art Group Leadership Team
Tracy Anne, Pam H, Vanessa, Janet M, Pam M, Sheila, Janet S & Stella


Lymm Floral Art Group - Newsletter - November 2020

NB: You can download and print a PDF copy of the newsletter here.

November 2020 update

We hope you are all well and yet again having to adapt to the latest lockdown restrictions.

Here’s an update about Lymm Floral Art Group, Cheshire Area and NAFAS HQ news.

LFAG virtual demonstrations

Our pilot Zoom demonstration by Janet in October was a great success. 24 members joined and it was lovely to see and hear everyone, albeit on a screen. Even Sue’s cat Poppy appeared to enjoy it as well. Zoom seems to be the best way forward at the moment with all the lockdown restrictions.

Our November virtual demonstration will be on Monday 16th November with Mark Entwistle when he will present his ‘Glitter Balls’ Christmas demonstration via Zoom at 7.30pm.

The Zoom meeting will be live from 7.15pm, Mark’s demonstration will start at 7.30pm and he will create 4 designs. We will hold a free raffle at the end and the winners will be drawn from the people attending. The designs will be delivered to the winners on Tuesday 17th Nov.

We will email the link to you a couple of days before the demonstration.

If you’ve not used Zoom before and would like some help with the technology, please get in touch. We can set up a test meeting exclusively for you so that you can find your way around the Zoom screen and become confident to use it.

If you use a laptop, please speak with Vanessa (01925 757471) or Sheila (01925 212682) or Pam M (07876 176501). If you use an IPad, please speak with Tracy Ann (01925 210836) or Pam H (07786 368108) or Janet S (07974 332387).

LFAG virtual workshop for St Mary’s Christmas Tree Festival

We do hope the Christmas Tree Festival will go ahead and Gill Davies has kindly agreed to lead the creation of a still life design using a stepladder. Gill will be hosting a Zoom meeting on Monday 23rd November at 7.30pm to talk about the small spheres we would like you to make. The colour theme is green, pink and silver. We would like about 30 spheres (tennis ball size) to decorate the tree.

We will email the link to you a couple of days before the virtual workshop.

Arley Christmas demonstration - subject to lockdown not extending past 2nd Dec.

Our visit to Arley appears to be happening, at the moment. 16 members have booked a place for the Jonathan Moseley demonstration on Wed 9th Dec at 11.00am in the Cruck Barn. The demonstration cost of £20 will be deducted from your LFAG subscription and you won’t have to pay the £2 for parking - we have secured a little discount for you.

Arley are being very careful to follow all Covid rules for Jonathan's demonstration, we will be socially distance throughout and wearing masks.

There will be a festive food offer from the café which will be takeaway only but outdoor seating will be provided for those that wish to stay on for lunch.

Please email Sheila Randall to book your place randallsheila@hotmail.com or phone 01925212682 by Friday 13th November.

Some interesting Facebook pages, websites and YouTube videos suggested by club members

Here are some new sites to see mini dems and floral techniques. If you subscribe (free) to YouTube channels you will get notifications about updates and new videos.

Mark Entwistle demonstration of a garden style arrangement

Mark Entwistle – the Floral Enthusiast. A garden style arrangement: https://youtu.be/5O9_Ebpd_TU

Louise Jones – Cheshire Area Demonstrator - showing how to create an autumn design

Louise Jones – Cheshire Area Demonstrator - An autumn design from our Area Chairman: https://youtu.be/GrlYEDTgOYo

Debbie Davies – Cheshire Area Demonstrator - showing how to create a caged design

Debbie Davies – Cheshire Area Demonstrator - A caged design: https://youtu.be/ROVuw0__lrw

Arnaud Métairie - Three Counties and South Wales Area Demonstrator - A demonstration using garden plant material

Arnaud Métairie - Three Counties and South Wales Area Demonstrator - A demonstration using garden plant material: https://youtu.be/XpSMYn9g91Y

Cheshire Area   
Live Floral art demonstrations and flower related talks will be delivered direct to you via Zoom, and we’ll be giving you access to an all inclusive zoom workshop with a top designer at a discounted price (subsidised by area). The demonstrations and talks are FREE OF CHARGE to members of Cheshire area affiliated clubs. Individual members should email CANonlineevents@gmail.com giving your name and email address to book a virtual seat.

  • November 10th at 7.30pm, Garden snippets, a talk by Pip Bensley

  • November 19th at 2pm,  All inclusive Christmas wreath workshop with Sharon Dower £35 (usually £45). All materials will be sent direct to your home to arrive the day before the workshop.

  • November 20th at 7.30pm, Chelsea Secrets, a talk by Pip Bensley

  • November 25th at 7.30pm, ‘Twas the month before Christmas, a demonstration by Mark Entwistle

  • November 26th at 7.00pm,  All inclusive Christmas wreath workshop with Sharon Dower £35 (usually £45). All materials will be sent direct to your home to arrive the day before the workshop.

  • December 10th at 7.30pm Climbers, a talk by Pip Bensley

  • December 16th at 7.30pm It’s Christmas, a demonstration by Dawn Weaver

LFAG have paid £202 to NAFAS HQ and Cheshire Area as a donation of 50% of our normal affiliation fees for 2021.

NAFAS HQ   https://www.nafas.org.uk/

  • The national chairman Dr Christina Curtis has resigned and has been replace by Katherine Kear.

If you are unsure about any of these events, or just want a chat please call any of the team, the numbers are on your programme card.

Best wishes

Lymm Floral Art Group Leadership Team

Tracy Anne, Pam H, Vanessa, Janet M, Pam M, Sheila, Janet S & Stella

www.lymmfloralart.org.uk


Photos

An image of a Lymm Floral Art Group Demonstration held in October 2020 on Zoom An image of a Lymm Floral Art Group Demonstration held in October 2020 on Zoom
Our first pilot Zoom demonstration in October 2020
An image of a Lymm Floral Art Group Demonstration held in November 2020 on Zoom - creating spheres for our Club’s Christmas Tree An image of a Lymm Floral Art Group Demonstration held in November 2020 on Zoom
Our first workshop in November via Zoom – creating spheres for our Club’s Christmas Tree

Lymm Floral Art Group – demonstrations in 2021

Note: You can download and print a PDF copy of the calendar below here.

Meetings held at Lymm Village Hall starting at 7.30pm

All our club demonstrations and workshops will now be via Zoom in 2020 and part of 2021.

18th January

AGM

Followed by Alison Chambers via Zoom

15th February

Sionedd Hughes

Under the influence via Zoom

15th March

Lieneke v.d. Veen

Spring is here with a continental touch

19th April

Debbie Davies

The colours of my life

17th May

Vanessa Wellock

Fall back Spring forward

21st June

Mark Entwistle

The secret life of colour

19th July

Catharine Baines

Summer is here

20th Sept

Nigel Whyles   

Club’s 50th anniversary

18th October

Arthur McDonald

I did it my way

15th November

Catherine Gledhill

Sparkles and laughter