This week end has been my Church’s annual Flower Festival and, just like last year, a group of us sewers (or sewists to use a term I heard this week to make us sound less like yucky plumbing!) were invited to create a display.
Our theme was ‘I am The Good Shepherd’ and here is what we came up with – prepare yourself for a photo extravaganza!
Our group’s display was less of a flower arrangement and more of a flowery mead complete with a river of daisies running through it to provide a setting for The Good Shepherd.
Our shepherd was adapted from a pattern one of the group had for a Japanese lady, I just made the figure taller and broader and it seemed to work, and that sheep is a big version of these little ones which, together with a few others, were hidden throughout the church for visitors to spot. It was lovely to hear people suddenly exclaiming, ‘There’s one!’ as they walked around 🙂
I finished all the clothes off with a simple running stitch, the shepherds crook was made from one of those wire coat hangers and a bamboo skewer all covered in florist’s tape. It was attached to the figure’s hand with a couple of stitches and pushed into a disguised piece of blu-tack on the window sill so it didn’t move.
The ‘River of daisies’. We made all the flowers from felt which was a new thing for all of us.
Can you see the ivy in the background? Well, years ago I did a spot of sugar icing and that wired leaf technique was something I learned from that – I knew it would come in handy sometime 😉
Little Forget-me-nots, using that sugar icing technique again.
A little pansy, daisies and what’s supposed to be cosmos, I loved doing those, I think the centres look great and are very easy to do when you know how.
Anemones providing a splash of colour.
The Bible verse was written on stones to illustrate our display.
And here’s a little look at a few of the real flower displays done by our very talented flower arrangers.
If you got through all these photographs – well done!
Until next time,