Occurring only once every three years, the World Association of Flower Arrangers (WAFA) held their Olympic event this year in June in Boston. Ranging from the sublime to the ridiculous, from the miniature to larger than life, designers from 33 …
Showcasing more than 250 designs by more than 130 gifted amateur arrangers under the auspices of the World Association of Flower Arrangers (WAFA USA), is a contemporary celebration of an art form dating back to the third millennium bce. Superbly photographed by Mick Hales and other talented photographers, with each arrangement explained in clear and inviting detail by author Nancy D'Oench, the selection of designs shown here is distinctly American.
In addition to flowers and foliage, each design incorporates natural materials from the seashore, the roadside, and even the compost heap to make dramatic mixedmedia creations. Arrangers at all skill levels will find inspiration and advice aplenty.
Pre and Post Convention Tour Collection
World Association of Flower Arrangers
10th World Flower Show
June 15 - 19, 2011
The World Association of Flowers Arrangers put on a fabulous event named "This Glorious Earth" in Boston at the Seaport World Trade Center. Over 600 arrangements were placed in 30 classes with intriguing titles like Electricity, Fireworks, Reef, Music and Zipper. Four of our members rose to the occasion and their talents are displayed below. In addition, Julie Lapham was one of six American designers who demonstrated for eager audiences. A bus from Worcester carried about thirty garden club members to Boston and a good time was had by all.
|The World Association of Flower Arrangers show will feature 630 entries and displays by floral artists from 30 countries.|