Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
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.
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