Flower Festival

A ‘Celebration of Textile Design’ – All Saints Church, Newland – ‘The Cathedral of the Forest’
Saturday 12th July 10am – 4pm
and Sunday 13th July 11am – 4pm

The inspiration for this Flower Festival is the collection of stunning Beryl Dean textiles displayed in this beautiful Church. Some of the flower arrangements will be interpretations of the textiles themselves whilst others will use a variety of other textile design to tell their story.
Beryl Dean banners

As well as the flower and textile displays around the church, presentations on each of the afternoons:

On Saturday at 2:30pm we are delighted to welcome the textile conservator Wendy Toulson to All Saints’ Newland, ‘The Cathedral of the Forest’. Wendy will be giving a talk about her conservation workon the stunning collection of Beryl Dean works displayed in the church.Wendy Toulson has over 25 years experience of textile conservation and is an accredited conservator restorer. After reading history at university she trained at the Textile Conservation Centre, Hampton Court Palace. Since 1988 she has run her own studio in West Herefordshire where she works on a wide range of textiles, whether

full cleaning and conservation are required or simply advice on mounting, storage and display. A particular speciality is the treatment of ecclesiastical vestments and furnishings. Clients include museums, heritage organizations, private owners and churches.

Sunday afternoon, 2pm,sees Ann Meek giving a demonstration and workshop. She will show you how to make a piece of bespoke fabric using an embellisher. There will then be the opportunity to make it into a beautiful flower brooch. Ann is an experienced and accomplished crafts woman who has had many years experience of creating unique textiles using a variety of mediums. She runs a weekly craft club in Broadwell and also a series of workshops in Coleford.