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Education logo signifying that this article has been approved by the FASNZ Education Committee.PINNED PATTERNS:

This definition of Pinning is from the FASNZ Inc. reference handbook, Flair.

"A technique. The fixing of plant materials or other components in place with pins or sharp pointed objects."

Technique illustrated by Rhonda Hall.

[Click the photos below for a closeup view of the design]

 
 

A finished pinned pattern design.

For this design Yucca leaves were chosen because of their strength and linear form, to create a vertical structure. Another pattern emerged by pinning with several toothpicks.

Components:     

Yucca leaves
Dried cranberries
Toothpicks
Satay sticks
Decorative wire

 

 
  Floral Design using Pinning Technique.

STEP 1:

 

The Yucca leaves are secured with skewers and toothpicks into a vertical structure large enough to stand alone and be in proportion, with the size of the platter.

 
  Dried cranberries on the ends of the toothpicks. Floral Design using Pinning Technique.

STEP 2:

 

Dried cranberries are placed on the ends of the toothpicks to create accent in the design.

 
  Floral Design using Pinning Technique to get rhythm shown with entwined wire and Yucca pieces.

STEP 3:

 

Rhythm is achieved by entwining a decorative wire of threaded Yucca pieces, which provides repetition of colour and form.

 
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