Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
I wanted my Zipper to be "edgy" rather than "peaceful", so using bamboo or reeds or willow would not be appropriate.
Dried rose stems with rather sharp and spiky thorns make up the Zipper. I drilled two tiny holes in each twig to thread.
I followed a zigzag pattern that split open and drape into the "fabric" part of the design
The secret to creating a neat Zipper is using twigs that are approximately the same width and length with little to no bend in the stems.
I wove my Zipper from just over 300 short, dried rose twigs with tiny thorns on them. The delicate "fabric" at the back of the design is woven rose bush roots. Aranthera and...
My contemporary floral art design demonstrated at the Canada Blooms flower show in Toronto.