I came across a novice flower arranger when judging the competition within a floral art club recently. Her work was very pretty and perfectly symmetrical which in itself was an amazing achievement as natural plant material is usually not able to be so disciplined.
But there was something missing, a design aspect she had not yet mastered and was completely unaware of. It was that all important concept of ‘line’. ‘Line’ in flower arranging means the plant material is arranged so it leads your eye in a certain direction or directions. Without it you have a bunch of flowers sitting, looking pretty. With it you are able to introduce movement and rhythm. The arrangement becomes more dynamic and far more interesting.
This edition of floral design is therefore, all about line.
Your wonderful floral design
magazine team have been to some of the major flower shows to search out the best examples for you of successful designs with dominating lines. Now that should keep your design juices running for another month!