Floral Design

All levels are welcomed! No experience is needed. Lynn MacFarland will demonstrate. Then you make. We help each other. At the end we appreciate each other's work. Finally, you bring home your own design. Each month we do something different.

We meet at Lynn's home on the 3rd Wednesday of the month in September, October, January, February, March, April and May from 7 PM to 9 PM. Design members are willing to drive others who do not wish to drive at night. Please contact Lynn before the meeting so she can arrange your carpool.

NOTE: Meeting is cancelled if 4 or more people do not sign up.

For more information, please contact Lynn MacFarland at FloralDesign@lavgc.org.

Our designs will follow the Handbook for Flower Shows v. 2017, using the Elements of Design and the Principles of Design.

In January we made corsages and boutonnieres for the Commodore Yacht Club Ball. Lori Martin taught us and we all had lots of fun making them.


Design using Dried Material

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Do you have interesting shapes in dried leaves or twigs or branches? Bring them. If you wish spray paint them. Don't have any? Don't worry, there will be some for you to use.

Please bring:

  • A container of your choice (not glass) or something to hold your plant material. You may purchase 2 basic black containers (square and rectangle) for $20 and use them throughout the year.
  • Three (3) types of plant material from your garden or purchased. Select one variety of plant material (3-5 pieces of each) from each of the three basic forms:
    1. Spike forms, for line and to establish skeleton, eg. Stock; cattail, umbrella plant, dried Bird of Paradise leaves;
    2. Rounded forms for emphasis, e.g. Chrysanthemum, roses, carnation, etc.; or round fruit or vegetables, e.g. Indian eggplant, or dried palm leaves
    3. Filler or transitional forms to give contrast of texture, round out design and cover mechanics, e.g. small flowers or small leafed foliage, euonymus, boxwood, yew, redwood, pittosporum, hosta. Texture is the surface quality of the plant material, such as rough or smooth, dull or shinny.
    4. Dried material can have different textures and use paint to have contrast in color.
    5. Mechanics to hold your plant material, e.g. floral foam or a pin frog (kenzan)

    After we create an arrangement to bring home, we appreciate each other's work based on the elements and principles of design. Words of Appreciation
    Your imagination and a desire to have fun!