Florists' Review - April 2021

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Design 34 April | 2021 34 F loral fascinators are fun alternatives to flower crowns, and there are many ways to design them. Recently, I explored making a base for these designs with chenille stems. Why? Chenille stems are super flexible, making it easy to mold the fascinator perfectly to the wearer's head; they are soft to the touch; and they provide a great surface on which to glue botanical materials. In addition, chenille-stem bases can be made in any size and configuration, offering myriad style options. Eucomis comosa (pineapple flower, pineapple lily) florets Allium christophii (star-of-Persia, Persian onion, ornamental onion) florets Clematis spp. (virgin's bower, leather flower, vase vine) Viola tricolor (Johnny jump-up, European wild pansy, miniature pansy) Celosia argentea var. cristata (coxcomb, crested Celosia) Vaccinium spp. (blueberries) Sedum spp. (stonecrop) Asplenium nidus (bird's-nest fern) leaves—4"-6" long Rhododendron spp. stamens Origanum rotundifolium x scabrum 'Kent Beauty' (round-leaved oregano, ornamental oregano, Kent oregano) Atlantic ® Traditional Chenille Stems (7); OASIS ™ Bullion Wire; OASIS ™ Paddle Wire, Spool Wire or Florist Wire (26 gauge); and OASIS ® Floral Adhesive from Oasis Floral Products/Smithers-Oasis Company Hairpins/Bobby pins (4) continued from page 33 Floral design and text by Françoise Weeks; Floral design photos by Theresa Bear floral FASCINATOR

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