Craft Group April – Making a Corsage

Julie McGuire, a friend of Annette’s, showed 14 of our members how to make fresh flower corsages. Julie and Annette had brought along lots of fresh flowers/foliage (much of it from Annette’s garden).

Julie kept things simple for us and first showed us how to wire individual flowers/leaves so that they kept their shape. She then showed us how to plan our ‘buttonhole’ , using a variety of colours/textures of flower and leaf, and then used floristry tape to hold them together and make a beautiful corsage finished with a ribbon bow.

There was soon a buzz of activity as we all chose what we wanted for our own work from the wide variety available. We were all really pleased with the results – many of us had never attempted this type of floristry before. Maybe some of us will wear them for the Group Spring lunch.

Annette had made a beautiful and very tasty carrot cake for our refreshments and Julie was presented with a thank you gift of RHS flower soap and handcream.

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