April 23, 2013

Four Day Intensive Course at the Paula Pryke Flower School : Part 2

I hope you enjoyed Part 1 yesterday of my day at florist Paula Pryke‘s Four Day Intensive Course in London.

Next up for the students was a demonstration by Paula’s colleague, Anita, of how to make a tropical hand-tied design, which was slightly grouped and front facing.

Here’s Anita’s finished bouquet below, just before she cut the stems…

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She used twisted willow, liatris, strelitzia (bird of paradise flower), moluccella (Bells of Ireland), leucospermums, papyrus and monstera leaves.

And whilst she was making it, she talked the students through how to add the stems so that they spiralled.

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Paula-Pryke-Flower-School-Flowerona

When she had finished, Anita gift wrapped the hand-tied in vibrant lime green netting and secured it with a seagrass cord bow.

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Paula-Pryke-Flower-School-Flowerona

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Then it was the students’ turn to create their designs.  On the tables were buckets containing all the stems of flowers and foliage that they needed.

And Anita was on hand to assist them with any queries they had.

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Paula-Pryke-Flower-School-Flowerona

In Part 3 later today, you’ll see how Anita used the same flowers and foliage to create a table arrangement.

(Images : Rona Wheeldon for Flowerona)

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