Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Twirl a ripped Phormium pumpkin pod
- 23 August 2017
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Rip the flax into strips with a Kenzan
See the Tutorial below for detailed instructions
Cut a few sections of wire
Shape the wire in a circle
Twist the end pieces together to shape the stalk
Connect all the wires on the other side in the middle of the circle
Bend the wire open to shape the pod
Make sure the wires are secure and bend away any sharp edges
Twist the ripped flax around the bottom part to secure and conceal the wire
Wrap the flax around the wire extend it to the next wire and wrap it around that wire. This is the basic "weaving" pattern.
Continue to wrap the flax around the wire
Spiral the flax out and around to cover the wire
Simply gather new sections and wrap that with the ends of the previous section when one is done and wrap that around the wire
Twirl the flax all the way up the wire
Wrap the stalk part with flax
Secure the flax at the stalk with a knot
Curl a few dangling bits of flax by wrapping it around twigs
See the Tutorial below for detailed instructions on how to curl flax
And hang the pumpkin pod to dry
Design note: The Kalanchoe is a succulent and the flowers will remain pretty in the design for at least a week without a water source... yes really!
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