Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Measure out the grass, for my design I measured the grass to be 2.5 times the small container.
Cut the blades of grass to the correct length.
Secure the bundle with two knots, one close to the top and the other lower.
Set the bundle in the container filled with water.
This is a great minimalist design all on it's own!
Feed the vine stem through the blades of grass so that it is in the water.
Split the grass open...
And carefully feed the vine through the grass.
Feed the orchid stem through the grass so that it is in the water.
Komiwara is a classic and traditional Ikebana technique used in a Rikka design. Designers would usually bundle straw to keep the flowers in place.
Design in two levels by using two vases, the smaller slipped into a bigger one.
I would definitely describe my own personal style as minimalist classic... but with an edgy twist.