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Judith Little prepares some of the materials which will be used in creating her floral art work, at the World Association of Flower Arrangers (WAFA) World Show, in Jaipur, India, next month. Image: Lynne Mowbray

Judith prepares for world show

Lynne Mowbray|

Maclean resident Judith Little will be competing in the WAFA World Show (World Association of Flower Arrangers) which will be held at Diggi Palace, Jaipur, India next month.

The international event which is held every three years saw Judith travelling to Barbados to compete in the last world show (where she received a second placing and a highly commended). Three years before that she received a highly commended, in Boston.

Judith said that the WAFA is an amateur level show with lots of categories.

“The section that I’m (competing) in is called Savage Beauty and there are 20 countries competing in that section,” Judith said.

“I’m competing with Cecily Rogers OAM. She has been my mentor and has been a very good friend of mine and we’ll be working in a team creating a contemporary design,” she said.

Judith explained their interpretation of the category’s title, Savage Beauty, which they will use in the creation of their floral arrangement.

“Our (take) on Savagery is the Australian outback with the really dried weathered materials of the outback which has drought, fire, lack of water and exposure of temperature extremes. Our Beauty is the contrast of some tropical material, representing the moist tropics.

“There are 12 competitors representing Australia at the WAFA, from Western Australia, South Australia, ACT and New South Wales.

“This trip has been partially funded by the wins we’ve had at the Royal Easter Show. Last year I won the National Australian Designer Award at Show,” she said.

Judith said that her and Cecily have been working on the planning and design of their floral arrangement for the last couple of months, in the lead up to this event, sorting out what materials they need to take with them to India.

“Cecily came up (from Sydney recently) for a week and we nutted out the finer details and we had a trial run,” she said.

The two ladies and their husbands will fly out to India on February 15.