[gardeners] Re: veggies

penny x stamm (gardeners@globalgarden.com)
Sat, 24 Apr 1999 22:29:32 -0400

Allen -- it's been about 10 years since I worked with wreaths
and baskets, but as I recall, the instructor sent us out to scrounge
the neighborhood thoroughly for any natural, supple, long 
materiel which could be fashioned into a circle. Because nature
is often rough in its composure, most of us came in with slender,
knobby, 5/6/7/8 ft strands. We started the wreaths by coaxing a
natural "rope" into a circle on a tabletop. Coming full 'round, we
would weave the "rope' in and out of the first circle, and its very
roughness would make it stay. If our materiel were smooth, we
would have to tie the woven circles judiciously so it would not
show.  There are certain flexible natural strands which can be

Once the wreaths were created, one would have to decorate them. 
This could be for a holiday, for the harvest, for a valentine, for a
house warming, for a new baby, you name it. One could use leaves, 
berries, pine cones, strawflowers, everlastings, lacey sachets, tiny
wooden soldiers, hearts, thumbprint photos, buttons, thimbles -- 
the sky's the limit.

Do you have a Flowertime near you?  Their crafts department has
a bottomless jewel chest of ideas! 

Penny, NY 

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