Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Stack a Twig Enclosure
Cut a few twigs, depending on the size of your stacked armature
To tie the armature, find the middle point of a few lengths of string
Tie the string to the twig
Pull the knot tight and tie the string to the other end.
Secure two twigs with a knot to this first twig
Add another twig and prepare another cross twig as you did the first
Secure the twig with a knot and add another twig
Continue to stack and secure twigs.
Wiggle the twigs back in line as you stack
Stack the last twig and knot the string
Snip away the string ends
Wiggle the twigs to stand securely
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