The theme of the workshop at the Chapter meeting on 10th of May was 'Autumn in a Basket'. Thea Sartori lead the workshop demonstrating with an arrangement in a beautiful basket that had been given to her some years ago by another Chapter member, Aiko Nakada, of the Ohara school.
Above is Thea's completed arrangement.
Thea, like most members present on the day used materials gathered from her own garden. A number of the members spoke of the difficulty they had faced because the city had been hit by ferocious wind storms on the previous day and many cherished autumn branches and flowers were damaged or completely blown away.
However, as you would expect the enthusiastic members rose to the challenge and the 18 beautiful autumn arrangements below were created