We are back in Charleston where we left off in the last post. Over three dozen women came from across the US to participate in or assist with a flower filled workshop superbly organized by the GCA’s own southern belle – JulieJulieJulie.
Our charming and talented teacher was Gudrun Cottenier who has her own flower school in Belgium called The Green Imagination. The philosophy behind her designs is to create interesting containers and use her imagination to fill them.
Ten heavy gauge wires, brought from Europe, were each first wound with brown florist tape. Then, gathered together at each end and secured with more of the same tape. Finally, the wires are separated and splayed apart to create the shape desired. Floral water tubes were disguised with bind wire as shown here or more floral tape.