Fiona Harrison November 2023

 We were pleased to welcome Fiona Harrison to Bedford for the first time this month. She transported us back to the 1920’s with her ‘ The Golden Age of Ocean Travel’ demonstration.  Beautiful arrangements, some with foam, some without,   included representations of the famous  White Star Shipping Line, The Great Staircase on a cruise liner and  afternoon tea being served on board .  These all reflected the glamorous and opulence of the time . Fiona used a large variety of plant material, including a lot of foliage from her own garden  both fresh and dried (and painted), Alongside this we were treated to many teaching tips but also a very comprehensive and interesting account of life in that era – life on board ship, the  changing relationship between the USA and the UK, the American desire to join the British aristocracy and much more!

Thank you, Fiona for a very enjoyable evening and congratulations on being appointed a National NAFAS teacher.

The pictures below give just a flavour of Fiona’s lovely designs. 

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