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There was a good turnout for our February meeting when we welcomed Diane Fair- a national demonstrator from Chester club.

Her 1st design was a simple one which could be easily copied. It contained aqua roses and was then made to look complicated by the addition of a second simple design and a felt covered ring.

A ring design followed containing beautiful copper coloured orchids and mini gerbera. This also started simply but had a glass vase with black and stripped willow and more gerbera added to make a stunning design.

Diane told us about a millinery warehouse she visited as she used a purple sprayed recycled stand to represent the purple hat she wore for her daughter's wedding. A lovely mauve rose called Dancing Cloud was included.

The 4th design was more traditional with all the flowers and foliage in shades of green. Another beautiful rose was included called Green Fashion.

Diane based her next arrangement on one she had seen by a Russian designer.It incorporated insulation piping cut into rings and mounted on sticks, with no foliage but stunning flowers. Very funky but attractive.

Despite not really wanting to celebrate St. Valentine's day the final design was a two level arrangement in shades of red with hearts and flowers.

Diane had lovely flowers, especially the roses and a good variety of foliage from friends' gardens. She is busy making her own new garden at present. She gave a helpful tip for encouraging carnations to open- stand in some lemonade(flat will do) and a little warm water. Wonder if the tip works for lilies too.

A very talented lady who like any craftsperson made it all look so simple. She seemed to add her own magic to impress us all.

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