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II October Workshop

20 October 2013

Ikebana International Chapter 56 held its October workshop at Spalding House, formerly known as the Contemporary Museum.  A docent led the group through the gallery explaining how it was originally built as a private residence.  Through glass doors we could see the small Japanese  rock garden (karesansui) tucked between buildings.  We then walked through the larger strolling garden.  Afterward, Carole Sakata gave us a handout on the various ways practitioners of Sogetsu ikebana manipulate leaves and showed us a few examples.  We then selected from a variety of tropical leaves and flowers to create our own arrangements.   

Leaf backs



Hanging heliconia

Tiny flowers



Diamond Head

Architectural element

Most of the group

Maki showing a shredded leaf

Maki showing a rolled, cut leaf

Carol demonstrating

Demonstration arrangement with rolled leaves

Sample arrangement with rolled leaves

Rolled leaf

Torn leaf

Shredded leaf

Carol checking an arrangement

Barb's arrangement

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