Flowers and Ikebana

Playing with Leaves : Leaf Manipulation in Ikebana

On my way to our Ikebana class last Tuesday, I was still clueless of what I should make. When I opened my set of flowers, I saw palm leaves and some grasses. Palm leaves are quite huge and if done wrong, it can overpower the flowers. But the good side is, they are also versatile and easy to modify. You can make different designs by trimming, shaping, or weaving the leaves to come up with a new form.

And so I followed what my guts told me, play with the leaves!

Playing with Leaves in Ikebana 

Sunflowers and hydrangeas accentuated the woven palm leaves and snake grasses
Sunflowers and hydrangeas accentuated the woven palm leaves and snake grasses
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Woven palm leaves mimicking as the sail of a boat
Making it whimsical with bird's nest ferns
Making it whimsical with bird’s nest ferns

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