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A technique illustrated by Fay Craill of the Takapuna Floral Art Club

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REQUIREMENTS:Example of clamping used to create a floral 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.


METHOD: Example of how to wrap the netting to create a floral design

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.



Example of how to wrap the netting to create a floral designIn 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 picture.

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