Sunday, November 18, 2012
Festival of Wreaths
I created a reed wreath for the Carroll County Arts Council 15th Annual Festival of Wreaths. The wreath will be on display from Saturday, November 24 until Saturday, December 1st. More than 200 decorated wreaths have been donated for the silent auction to support the arts council. Bids are taken on the wreaths until the close of the show on December 1st.
To begin the wreath, I wove flat reed over-under round reed spokes circling a styrofoam circle base. The wreath resembles the woven sides of an egg or hen basket. To finish the wreath I made a reed ornament with additions of pinecones and cinnamon sticks (see my last post). I also wrapped a piece of wet flat reed around a rod until it dried into a curly strip to add to the wreath. Brown ribbon bows were the final touch.