Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Twig Chain Garlands
You can knot any pliable stem or twig into chains. For my design I used cherry stems.
Bend the stem using the pad of your thumb as support
Hook the two ends to secure.
Slip a second stem through the knot...
... and tie to secure
Tie another stem
To create a long chain like garland.
Set the garland aside to dry out and permanently lock the knots in place
The chain garland is now ready to design with.
Most stems, twigs and even sturdier branches can be bend into shapes. It takes practice and more than a bit of patience. The main idea is to slowly manipulate the branch without...