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Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Twig Zipper

I wanted my Zipper to be "edgy" rather than "peaceful", so using bamboo or reeds or willow would not be appropriate.

Zipper rose twigs

Dried rose stems with rather sharp and spiky thorns make up the Zipper. I drilled two tiny holes in each twig to thread.

Weaving my Zipper

I followed a zigzag pattern that split open and drape into the "fabric" part of the design

WAFA Flower Show Zipper

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.

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Related Designs

21 June 2011 WAFA 10th International Flower Show in Boston USA: This Glorious Earth

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...

17 February 2016 Where would you put it!?!

Tie a twig armature enclosure for fresh flowers

30 March 2016 A Point of Support

My contemporary floral art design demonstrated at the Canada Blooms flower show in Toronto.

10 May 2017 About a line

Skewer and line up leaves to create an armature