The Ideas Test with Julie Davies, the florist who teaches

I was delighted to be involved in this interesting creative project – I had first met Julie years ago and have photographed her floristry sessions on a number of occasions . Julie then mentioned that she had applied for sponsorship from the Ideas Test creativepeopleplace.info with the remit that she was to introduce the concept of floristry to more than just … florists. It was called the Winter Door Project (www.thewinterdoorproject.co.uk) and I was captivated!

A series of Christmas door wreath sessions were organised and I was invited along to three – one was in Sittingbourne, one in Oare near Faversham and the other in Teynham.  They were full of willow, binding wire, sharp scissors, glue guns, acorns, twigs … and chatter. Julie introduced the theory at the beginning of each session, showing different ways that the concept of a wreath could be interpreted.  Not round. Not boring … the final results were quite amazing – hearts, trees, squares and, yes, some round ones!

Take a look …

The Winter Door Project led by Julie Davies photographed by Samantha Jones Photography 01

The Winter Door Project led by Julie Davies photographed by Samantha Jones Photography 02

The Winter Door Project led by Julie Davies photographed by Samantha Jones Photography 03

The Winter Door Project led by Julie Davies photographed by Samantha Jones Photography 04

The Winter Door Project led by Julie Davies photographed by Samantha Jones Photography 05

The Winter Door Project led by Julie Davies photographed by Samantha Jones Photography 06

The Winter Door Project led by Julie Davies photographed by Samantha Jones Photography 07

You can find Julie here – based in Faversham, her classes are held in some of our beautiful local venues. Why not have a go yourself?

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