Last week I wrote about the flower arranging course I was doing with Julie Davies Flower Workshops. Well, it’s time for week two homework: a tea cup arrangement.
I bought the tea cup and saucer for £2 in an antique shop in Chester and my first thought was to try and mirror the colours in the china.
I chose a yellow daisy, euonymus, ivy and hebe foliage, all from the garden and set about following Julie’s online instructions on putting it all together.
First I cut the flower foam to size and soaked it, while I conditioned my flowers and foliage in a jug of water.
Next (and this is where it goes a bit wrong) I tried to arrange them artfully as directed by Julie. Somehow I don’t think the balance is right, but practice makes perfect and Julie will give me feedback so that I can do better next time.
If you fancy a go yourself, Julie’s next online course starts on 26 September.