Sian started us off by drawing petals without taking the pen off the paper followed by recreating the petal shapes in wire. Threads were then used to create smaller shapes and areas across the wire.
Here is one of our group concentrating hard to create a shape with wire, based on her drawing. Her plant is a wonderful snakeshead frilliary - really nice choice.
The next process
Once our petals have been structured it is time for the next stage. This is when we dipped our petals in paper pulp and then dyed them. Once they were dry we could then add stitching and beads to embelish.
Our creations - lifted from a sketchbook
Our aim was to create petal forms realistic or abstract - these could be used for decoration or in grander pieces of work.