I'm enrolled in the European Floristry Class at College of San Mateo this semester. Wednesday we made an wedging armature and sushi flowers.
Instructor: Wendy Pine
Assignment: Wedging Armature. Use branches to wedge inside the container in order to create an armature.
Floral Materials Provided
- Red Dogwood branches
- 4 Aspidistra leaves
- 15 stems Alstroemeria
- 1 stem Japanese Pittosporum
- 2 stems Red River Chrysanthemums
- 1 stem Chinese Pistache berries
- Spanish moss
- Suiban container (a shallow dish without drainage holes)
- 1 brick floral foam
- Paper-wrapped binding wire
- Double-pointed picks
- Think of a horizontal structure when designing this. Think about or draw your design up front. For this assignment, keep structure inside the container.
- Cut branches to size where it can wedge into the container.
- A little height is nice. (I failed on this front)
- Okay to use binding wire to hold branches in place.
- Flower Sushis should not more around; insert as many branches as required to hold the flowers in place.
- Keep turning container to view arrangement from all directions.
- Keep negative space in mind.
- Provided enough materials to make at least eight sushi wraps.
- Slice aspidistra leaf along vein to cut the “seaweed” wrap.
- Alternate wrapping materials that can be used:
- Hala leaf
- Magnolia leaf, both sides
- Ti leaf
- Galex leaf