Tapestry Posy Style Wreath
Time: 13 minutes and 45 seconds | Season: All Year round
Approx wholesale cost: £15 to £30 depending on type of flowers and time of year
In this video tutorial, our tutor will demonstrate how to create a tapestry or pave flower arrangement. This design was made popular by Michelle Skelton, a designer in New Zealand. Tapestry designs involve blocks of colour, texture and form that lead from one group to another. Typically there is little space between the elements, limited height and usually viewed from above.
The container and the mechanics of this design include a low container, such as seed boxes, foam rings, posy pads or plastic trays. The design is suited to any theme, either traditional or contemporary. It is important to note that all the plant materials used within the design have a similar life span and do not change their form within the composition.
Delightful as the design is, it is important to make note that the designs often use a greater abundance of plant materials due to the compact nature of the design. If you have any residual flowers in stock or off cuts, they can be used within the composition.
You can use other materials within the composition such as moss, sisal, fabric, shells, pebbles, dried seed pods and other dried materials to make the flowers go further and add additional texture to the overall composition.
Other techniques that can be used within this style of design include Palisades and Sheltering.
|Quantity||Equipment / Plant Materials|
|1||Posy Pad 10-12″|
|1 piece||Hessian Ribbon 50mm|
|8 – 10 stems||Rose (Cappuccino)|
|3 stems||Lisianthus (Rosanne Brown)|
|2 stems||Viburnum Opulus|
|5 stems||Clematis Kibo|
|1-2 bunches||Hedera with berry|
|3 stems||Hypericum Green|
|5 stems||Germini Pomponi Black Pearl|
Thanks for watching this tutorial. I hope you have enjoyed watching this video and can take away tips and advice to offer this style of design to your customers this season.
Make sure to share your designs with us and our fabulous members of the academy on the Facebook group and if you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask.