A technique illustrated by Fay Craill of the Takapuna
Floral Art Club
[Click the photos for
a closeup view of the design]
1 metre, gold painted, chicken wire netting.
Wire for attaching sides of chicken netting together
Selection from the following list: dyed moss, feathers,
skeletonised and dried leaves, flowers, grasses
and pot-pourri for perfume.
Divide netting in half and taking into consideration
contrast of colour, texture and pattern, cover one side
with materials from the above list.
Carefully fold the other half of the netting over these
materials and wire where necessary to hold it together.
Roll or mould to the required form and either use it
as a stand alone piece of art or use as a component
in a design.
this design Fay has rolled her netting and attached
it to her design. The lines forming the base of the
netting and repeated with various materials within this,
are repeated with flax and grasses within her large
design creating a pleasing rhythm. The repetition of
colour with pink flax, anthuriums and clamped dyed material,
give further unity and contrasting forms and colours,
with Aralia leaves, and Salix branches complete the