Bamboo two ways

Written by Sandy Marker

Due to having excess dried bamboo on hand I conducted a workshop on how it could be incorporated into an arrangement, very similar to the lesson in Textbook #5 (Branches, Two Approaches).

Starting the workshop with a quick revision on safety when using sharp tools, which a ‘given’ anyway as we are all aware of OH&S. Then it was time to recall wiring methods many of us learned so long ago. Practicing on small off cuts, two different wiring skills were soon mastered. The secret to an effective result is to keep the wiring uniformed so it becomes a design element in your work.

Once the bamboo forms were completed it was time to incorporate it into an arrangement with wonderful outcomes, as one will see when viewing the images