[ Music] >> Stephen: I’m now going to make a simple hand-tied bunch. One, a great deal of these clusters incorporated in our brand-new work, Simple Flower Arranging. I’m not actually going to actually replicate one of those arrangements. I’m going to do something somewhat different and something that might be nice for you to try at home, to give to your father for Mother’s Day, for example, or it could be a pretty little wedding bunch. So, I’ve got my grows laid out here.
Roses, scatter rises, hypericum and astrantia. A neat selection of grows and Mark’s just conditioning some alchemilla for me, which is beautiful, penalty, lime-green foliage, which will bring the whole thing to life. So I’m going to start I’m going to take some of the smallest heydays off this scatter. And ever recollect, at home, don’t shed these away because you can just collect all these together and see yourself a bit bedside posy or something.
Just don’t throw things away.
It’s always good to keep things, and actually easier to cut them. So I’m just slashing a few cases of these off. So we’ve just got that lovely top there.[ Cutting heydays] >> Stephen: And the rope here, I’m just gonna >> Mark: Do you are willing to do some of those? I’ll decoration those.
Do you crave it in half like that so you’ve got two bits? >> Stephen: You can do a few like that. Yes, as Mark’s just done you can actually divide the branch. Have a look at the stem and first subdivide it, and then we’ve gone two slice rather than really depriving off that little lower one. We’ve consumed that; we’ve got that.
So we’ll do some with and some without. Yep, because I’ll need some tall some short-lived. I’m going to actually take one tall piece, and just.
Now, before you start, you need to think about the binding target. This is, the binding part, is where we regarded the knot to make it.
The higher the binder detail, the tighter and smaller the arrangement is going to be. The lower the binding point, you’ll get a much bigger bunch. So, I’ve just got those three grows together there, and I’m going to put one of the bigger buds in, which is a rose of course.
It’s a lovely arise. Simply going to pop it in there.
And notice previously, where I am supporting, you are beginning to see slants. It’s no good really grabbing the assortment and putting the roots straight up and down. You need to angle every stanch so we’re going to get this lovely dome shape. >> Mark: So you can see that the style is really starting to show now. >> Stephen: So there we go.
And the other thing is, below the binding moment, never any foliage( that’s foliages) because they will poison the ocean. >> Mark: They decompose. >> Stephen: Yes, they decompose, and they poison the spray. So just make sure that these are completely clean. You can snip them subsequentlies, but merely keep an eye on it.
Now as “youre seeing”, we’re building up a lovely pattern there. >> Mark: Quite nice, if you are new to grow arranging, to have a mirror in front of you. The reflects are there so that you can hold the bunch in front of you and look into the mirror, and get a real perspective and proper view of how the flowers are poising out. >> Stephen: Yeah. >> Mark: Because plainly your hands aren’t relatively long enough to sort of get a proper view.
>> Stephen: That’s as far as you can see, whereas if you hampered it like this, and you look in the reflect, you get that lovely length. So I’ve actually got them in my hands now, rather than time with two thumbs, because it’s obviously get quite heavy and i don’t want to drop it But it’s quite hard, isn’t it, sort of.
>> Mark: Yes. >> Stephen: You get used to it. I’m not grip them, I can feel them sitting in my hand.
>> Mark: Sort of >> Stephen: Give them all a quick pare like this. So I’m going to start put some of this lovely alchemilla in, which Mark >> Mark: Prepared beautifully >> Stephen: Prepared beautifully So there we are.
Just kept a bit of that round. >> Mark: I like the berries. >> Stephen: So if things fall down, because invariably things will fall down, because I’m not seize the bunch, you exactly need to carefully, paws either slope of the rose, remember we’re not, and exactly gather them up again.
Remember that this is the most expensive flower in the cluster, so you want the heightens to sing, you don’t want them recessed down in the bunch, you want them to come up. Sort of proving, like so. So I’m going to employ a few cases more of those in. And as you witness, the second thing is, I’m actually turning the cluster as I’m going. So you don’t need to add like this, you actually can turn it and add.
>> Mark: You need to tie the garland off with something, and we just use plain old plot string.
>> Stephen: So string, again, where you’ve been possession the binding pitch. You need to get as close to the binding point as possible. So, without tying your hand to the bunch, round a couple of occasions, and string’s good because it sort of braces itself, it doesn’t slip, whereas raffia can slip. >> Mark: Put it sideways.
>> Stephen: So if you want to only turn it, yeah. So there we go, a simple knot , good-for-nothing thought at all, there. Snip that off. And then we need to trim it.[ Cutting] >> Stephen: All the same length.
A pretty little garland communicated to your mother on Mother’s Day, or, as I say, a lovely bridal knot. Even for a bridesmaid, maybe the bride, a sort of mass of these arises, something moderately for the bridesmaid, tied with a little pink ribbon. >> Mark: So, there “theres going”. >> Stephen: So, enjoy having a go![ Music ].