HAND-woven baskets of floral beauty were produced at an event in a Somerset village.

A flower-arranging workshop held at Combe St Nicholas Village Hall, near Chard, inspired local people to produce baskets full of beautiful blooms.

The workshop began by watching their tutor give a step-by-step demonstration. Then it was their turn to create a modern interpretation of a traditional basket arrangement with a “just picked” floral design.

Using seasonal flowers and foliage, their creations had a natural, country garden feel, with ribbons added as finishing touches.

A lovely gesture saw several ladies deciding to give their gorgeous baskets as special gifts to people who had helped them during the pandemic.

Award-winning Somerset tutor Jackie Nicholls, from Ashville Design, lead the workshop.

She said: “This was a long-awaited workshop – and at last, a step back towards normal life.

"I was overwhelmed by the continued enthusiasm for flower arranging on both the morning and afternoon sessions.

"It was great to be having so many laughs again and I was thrilled to bits with all the designs made.

"Congratulations to everyone who came along for some fabulous floral fun!”

For details of upcoming workshops visit www.ashvilledesign.co.uk, or call Jackie on 01460 67795 or 07906 259 683.