CHARD AREA NEWS: Tulips from Amsterdam come to Combe

CHARD AREA NEWS: Tulips from Amsterdam come to Combe

LADIES filled Combe St Nicholas village hall near Chard with tulips from Amsterdam at a recent flower arranging workshop.

Learning how to arrange these beautiful blooms, they watched a step-by-step demonstration by their tutor before starting work themselves.

The workshop revealed how to make a very stylish design and taught continental floral techniques, included leaf folding.

One of the participants, Sue Hipwood, of Wadeford, said: “I learnt how to make leaves look exotic and more interesting. This was another fun morning learning several new techniques.”

And Sue Smyth, from Combe St Nicholas, added: “It’s 10 out of 10 from me! I was extremely pleased with my design and loved learning how to make curly leaves.”

Award-winning Somerset tutor Jackie Nicholls, from Ashville Design, who teaches the workshops said: “This was great fun but a little more challenging than usual and needed patience.

“It was worth it though, as the end results were modern masterpieces, all made with their own fair hands. Nothing is more rewarding than that. Huge congratulations must go to everyone who attended. Well done ladies!”