Tamworth 2018

Our final gathering for the year will be in the birthplace of the organisation – Tamworth, NSW.

Members and visitors are invited to attend



to be held on Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd November 2018 at The Diggers Club, Kable St, Tamworth


 THURSDAY  1st November

4.00 pm – 8.00 pm    Staging of classes 1 – 10

FRIDAY 2nd November

7.45 am – 9.00 am     Staging of classes 1 – 10

All Designs may be brought in ready for staging

 OPEN TO ALL  –  Bench space in classes 1-7  70 cm.  Class 8 – 60cm

Class 1   ‘Line Dancing’

Class 2   ‘Boot Scootin’

Class 3   ’Manipulation Magic’

Class 4   ‘Weathered and Rustic’

Class 5   ‘Fragile Beauty’ A Miniature Design over 7.5cm and less than 10cm overall.  Staged on a tiered stand.


INTERMEDIATE CLASSES: refer to Show Rule 22

Class 6   ‘Wooly Thinking’

Class 7  ‘Textural Variations’


NOVICE CLASSES: refer to Show Rule 22.

Class 8   ‘Leaf Versatility’

Class 9   ‘Tall and Elegant’ (60cm bench space)



SP11    From My Garden (must be home grown)

Floor based display using produce from your garden, in any container which includes flowers, fruit and vegetables. Space allowed 1m square with no height restriction. The Exhibit will be judged on the overall presentation and creativity of the display.

FRIDAY 2nd November

9.00 am 9.45        Judging and morning tea

9.45 am   10.00    Opening and Welcome by NSWFAA President Kim Baillie

10.00 am   10.40    Demonstration  by Ngaire Gamack – ‘A Basket of Treasures’

10.40 am   11.20    Demonstration  by Lanny Pramana – ‘Seasons’

11.20 am   12.00    Demonstration  by Kim Baillie – ‘Where do Ideas come from?’

12.00 pm   12.30    Judges comments/analysis of exhibits

12.30 pm   1.30      Lunch (at own expense)

1.30 pm     3.30      BRING AND MAKE: A Fun and Interactive Workshop. Bring along a container, plant materials and embellishments (optional), to make a design. This may be a container or plant material that has been difficult for you to use in the past as the workshop is an opportunity to work with other designers of all levels to share and learn.

4.30 pm               NSWFAA Judges Meeting

6.30 pm               FRIENDSHIP DINNER – all welcome


SATURDAY 3rd November

8.30 am   9.30     NSW FAA General Meeting

9.30 am   10.00    Morning tea (at own expense)

10.00 am   10.15    Opening and Welcome by NSWFAA President Kim Baillie

10.15 am   11.30    Demonstration by Helen Mitchell – Inspirations from South Africa

11.30 am   – 12.15  HOW TO Workshop: Foliage Manipulation – plaiting, braiding, folding, weaving etc. Bring in plant material suitable for this workshop. i.e. leaves: Aspidistra, Typha, Flax, Ivy etc and learn from experts how to give your designs an added dimension. There will be techniques for all levels of designers.

12.15 pm   –  1.00     Competition hints / Class Interpretations / Q&A

Close and dismantling of exhibits

Registration and Class entries to be with the Show Secretary no later than Monday 29th October  

Margaret Higgins (p) 6777 0977 (e)margaret7@ipstarmail.com.au

To download the programme click the link below:

Tamworth 2018 FINAL

An award for Best in show will be awarded by the judge/s from the 1st place winners of Classes 1-9.

SHOW RULES – see also General Show Rules (click here)

All classes will have grey material on the bench

Bench space  –  as indicated                                           

Bench depth 65cm

Height unlimited

Horticultural material to predominate                                

All exhibits judged from the front and sides.

Designs may be brought in ready for staging.                   

All exhibits judged under the guidelines of the AFAA Manual.

 Cost:   NSWFAA   –  $25 for 2 day inclusive flat rate – this includes all demonstrations and workshops.

 Non Members  –  Friday – $20;    Saturday- $15

Visitors viewing exhibits only  – gold coin donation

Individual demonstration/workshop     $5 each