Tag: leaf manipulation

365 Days of Ikebana-Day 361

All day today it has rained, so that made it more difficult to get out and find materials to use. However my Mom brought home a huge palm from the grocery store this morning for me to use(hooray and thanks Mom!). So now I have palm to practice braiding, and that is what I did. I only did the one…

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 253

I used manipulated ti leaves that is curled for this arrangment, one of the leaf curls holds the tulips and narcissus in place in the container. It’s a concept I wanted to try, just to see if it would work and further my ideas. There are two containers, one to hold the leaves and one for the water for the…

365 Days of Ikebana-Day 249

Another try at manipulating ti leaves, I used two today for this ikebana along with a single white narcissus. I curled each ti leaf and made several splits long the curled leaf to form a series of curls in each leaf, and then I put them back to back. For the next few days I will probably continue to work…