This ribbon was done down the length of the pole creating cross-wise pleats much like bomaki. Currently, I’m only making this ribbon for my own work as it simply takes too much time to produce in larger amounts. As you can see, it takes LOTS of wrapping.
So here is the front side of this flower. The center is made of fine tubular wire mesh that comes in assorted colors. You can find it at some better bead shops or online. I believe it comes from Italy. Really interesting stuff to work with.
I spoke with Anna at the Pasadena Bead and Design Show today and classes are starting to fill up. You can also sign up at the show or call and reserve your space now (530-274-1123). All materials are provided so no need to bring anything with you unless (like me) you have your own favorite tools (ie. scissors, thimble, etc.). Project sheets for the various flower designs will be available at the show.