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365 Days of Ikebana-Day 342

Today I did a little more work on braiding palm leaves, this time with phoenix palm. It has a very small leaf, interesting to work with but I think the areca palm I uesed a few days ago works much better. However I did learn more about how to do the braiding, so I will call it a success. Now…

365 Days of Ikebana-Day 340

Earlier in the week I promised my sensei that I would continue to work on my weaving and leaf manipulation practice. Today I used the only palm leaf I had to do this piece for today’s ikebana, not perfect but still a pretty good start. With the woven palm leaf I used a stem of crocosmia from the garden (hooray…

365 Days of Ikebana-Day 337

My lesson assisgnment for my Sogetsu ikebana class tonight was to do the lesson on intertwining materials. I was given some palm and zebra grass and a single hydrangea bloom for color. It started out great and I worked on weaving the palm and after some work almost had it finished, but then I could not remember how to close…