Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
- 12 July 2011
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Kyogi paper was historically used in Japan to wrap food - all natural, keeps the food from drying out, adds a subtle flavour and it can be composted to return to the crop-soil-cycle! It is pine (or cedar) wood that is shaved so thin it's almost transparent. It can be wrapped, rolled, cut, stained, torn and easily glued.
This was a Floral Trends Design Group Assignment arrangement
It is also extremely light weight and can easily be Blown Away and thrashed into a tangle of curls.
Blown Away Design
To stay with the Japanese theme I placed Phalaenopsis Orchids scattered like blossoms blowing in the wind.
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Gently curl and tuck strips of Kyogi paper to form a tangle of curls and scatter a few orchids to create the impression that a gust of wind just blew it that way
I wove my bird from shaved wood but you can also use flax, coconut palm (more traditional) or paper or ribbon
Dark and dramatic burgundy lilies are tucked in low to line a fan shaped basket that unravels into an unruly nest
When you need inspiration for a design problem study a Traditional Craft- you will be amazed!