Last week, a talented artist contacted me requesting a special embellishment for a piece she was working on. She needed pressed Heather woven into a cord.
The Heather for her piece needed to look and feel completely natural but also had to be treated in some manner to strengthen and prevent shattering with normal handling. To accommodate these requirements, lamination or resin was not an option.
So, I summoned up my past experience with freeze-drying and used a special method that I had concocted way back when… The only way you can tell the flowers have been preserved beyond normal methods is to actually bend them.
This project was fun, I love when old knowledge becomes useful later in life. Feel free to contact me if you’d like flowers treated this way or have a special project you’d like done.