Meeting Schedule

December 2022

Wednesday, December 14, 2022

In-Person Meeting & Workshop


Northwest Unitarian Universalist Church

23925 Northwestern Highway, Southfield, MI

A $5 fee will be collected from all attendees to help offset the venue cost.

In return you will receive a ticket for a doorprize raffle of an ikebana related item.

Morning Workshop 10:00 a.m.

Holiday Centerpiece Arrangement

In December Janet Knowlton of the Ichiyo School will lead our workshop in creating a holiday centerpiece. The arrangement will include a candle for a festive look on your table, entryway, or sideboard. Red or white 15” candles with a holder can be purchased the day of the workshop for $2 each. Note that a container 8” or smaller is best as the candle will look short in a larger container.

Please Bring:

  • Round or square container 8” or less, or a long container (if you plan to use 2 candles).

  • Kenzan at least 3” diameter so there is room for materials along with the candle.

  • Assorted greens: the best combinations include a variety of textures and greens. Small-leafed evergreens: pine, arborvitae, fir, hemlock, boxwood. Broadleaf: holly, eucalyptus, pachysandra, hellebore. Berries: hypericum, holly, winterberry. Often you can find an assortment of Christmas greens for sale this time of year.

  • Flowers: anything in red or white—it is recommended that you have both red and white in the arrangement for Christmas, remember the candle will also contribute color. Poisettias are a beautiful and seasonal flower choice that can be cut from pots of plants, and come in both red and white. If you are not arranging for Christmas, bring the colors you wish to include.

  • Optional: add other accents such as pinecones, small Christmas balls or bells, etc. These will need to be wired to a stem to place them in the arrangement.

Additional Supplies Needed:

  • Hasami (floral shears)

  • Plastic or newspaper to cover work area

  • Pitcher or bucket

  • Cloth for clean up

  • Camera for photographing creation

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Schedule is subject to change.