I’ve featured a fair share of hoop art on Brown Paper Bag, and it generally involves embroidery thread—but not for crafter Olga Prinku. Rather, she’s reimagined this popular format with her floral wreath weavings. Using a tulle (or mesh) fabric, Olga places small blooms—both fresh cut and dried—into artful arrangements. They compose half crescent shapes around the circles in a variety of different-sized flowers, leaves, and berries.
This see-through material takes on an ethereal floating effect and creates a unique frame in which to see the world. When Olga holds up the wooden hoop, it encloses the subject in this exquisite view—one that’s full of life and beauty.
I could see this same format working well with paper flowers, too. Like the dried blooms, you can display the wreaths without fear they’ll wilt.