Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Visit to a Flower Festival

Yesterday I had a very enjoyable lunch with friends where a Flower Festival event was mentioned and three of us went to St Helen's Church, Churchtown, near Garstang to see it.

A very beautiful old church dating back to 1180 was decorated with the most amazing flower arrangements and handcrafts, my camera ran out of battery so I didn't manage a photo of the church itself but did manage photos of many of the beautiful exhibits......


......fabric, machine stitched...



......these structures were embroidered and beaded....



.....this was fabric stitched/embroidered on a PVC background, so effective.....


......modern interpretation of Asiatic Lilies, stitched and embroidered organza...


.....velvet manipulated by stitch....




......children were also involved from schools and local groups....


......amazing floral displays....








.....based on Van Gogh Sunflowers....


.....embroidery on clerical robes....


....a lovely idea, a prayer tree.....


....Monet's Garden water feature....



.....wood turning....



....quilting....


....the altar was soooo beautiful with floral displays....


...a spider web in wire...






......flower, art and ceramics....


....an amazing feeling of community in this church and I am so glad to have seen it, so inspirational!