Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Sliced Grassy Cabbage
- 25 May 2016
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Let the cabbage rest on a working surface to find it's natural balance point
Slice a chunk away from the cabbage on the opposite side of the stem so that the head stays intact.
Cut open a lemon and rub it over the cabbage to prevent it from going brown
Place the stems of the plant material in the leaf cavities
Thin stems can be hydrated by sinking thin drinking straws filled with water in the cavities
See the Tutorial below for more detailed instructions on how I make a water source from drinking straws
Press the firm part of a blade of grass between the cabbage leaves to make it stand upright
Work from one side and slowly add blades of thin grass
Adding blade after blade to almost completely cover the surface
Gather the grass and let it curl over your hand
Coaxing it into a permanent curve
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