Memories of Flowers book

Personal memories from Heritage Plus workshop in St Leonards

By John Cheves

Photo: Illustrative image for the 'Memories of Flowers book' page

Photo from WRVS Heritage Plus Archive

Photo: Illustrative image for the 'Memories of Flowers book' page

Photo from WRVS Heritage Plus Archive

Photo: Illustrative image for the 'Memories of Flowers book' page

Photo from WRVS Heritage Plus Archive

This book was produced as a result of a ten week workshop based around memories of flowers, held at the WRVS Centre in St Leonards, in the summer of 2010. To download a pdf file of the complete book please click the link at the bottom of the page.

It seems flowers and floral decorations are everywhere, whether natural or highly stylized... and never seem to lose their popularity. From wallpaper to note paper, serviettes, dinner sets and jewelry, they can be found in every home.
We talked about how we picked them, pressed them, arranged them, painted them and sewed them. We remembered being given them and giving them to others and the pleasure they had provided.
The only thing that was not mentioned was how shy girls used to be caled wallflowers... perhaps because during this project nobody was left at the side of the room and all enjoyed the gathering.

Alex Leadbeater, workshop leader, 2010.

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This page was added by John Cheves on 06/10/2010.

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