Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Taking a break when weaving with grass
... of course this is not as hydrating as placing the grass in a water filled container but it does make a deference to keep the grass hydrated for a little while longer. I also found that there is less shrinkage if you allow the grass to dry slower.
When weaving a more labour intensive design you might want to/have to break for a few hours. This is the best way to keep the project from dying out too quickly.
Design note: You can also do this if you require a woven design to remain perfect. Hydrate it overnight when no one will see.
Place a layer of kitchen paper towels over the project and spritz it with water.
Focus the water on places where you used less glue techniques because the water might weaken the bond. But just a damp towel will already stop the moisture loss.
If you are just stepping away from the design for a few minutes the towel should be enough but for overnight breaks I usually cover it with a very this layer of plastic as well.
My block design is shaped around a Styrofoam block. It is bulky but lightweight and a great way to reuse packaging.
Weave a canopy or parachute shaped armature in a way that you can place the stems in two vases to keep it hydrated.
This week I am so excited to share my article and design that was published in the recent issue of the Floral Art Society of New Zealand's Academy Magazine for NZ qualified...
A design so fine you can easily miss it... if it were not for the interwoven pebbles catching your eye.
Weave a sphere from grass to catch a precious and exquisite and perfect glistening early autumn dew drop
After a long winter it is always fun to use the first spring bulb flowers!