2018 October Meeting

A Flower Drying and Botanical Arts Workshop was held on Wednesday 10th October at Oldacre, Julie McGeoch’s barn, to learn how to preserve flowers for Botanical arts.
She provided SiO2 drying compound, plastic containers to hold SiO2 + flowers, acrylic spray as a final dried flower preservative, and forceps to maneuver the flowers provided by Julie and members.

Drying takes about 1 week (or longer if humid) to remove all the water from a flower, after which they are sprayed to complete the project.

Julie showed slides to show what the GCA category of Botanical arts involves.