Creating eye-catching exhibits for the Florida State University Museum or doing workshops for Local Clubs, Children  and Assisted Living Facilities, we work as a team with everyone contributing their creativity and expertise, and we have a lot of fun doing it.

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Ikebana International Melbourne Chapter # 216


February 13, 2018-“Working with : Rattan Roll” By Elaine Sigler at a Monthly Meeting.
Members will have an opportunity to work with this special unconventional material, imported directly from Japan. The rattan ribbon sticks are very versatile and can be twisted into many shapes or can wrap around your container or the plant materials. The only limitation is your imagination! What to bring: Secateurs (pruning shears) Simple Nageire or Moribana container (medium size) Wire (medium size) and a wire cutter Plant materials - Flowers and Leaf material  A Rattan roll (1 per participant) will be provided to each participant.


January 9, 2018-Leaf Manipulation
by Inge Holland at a Monthly Meeting.
Using the book, Leaf Manipulation, A Beginners Guide to Working with Leaves in a Contemporary Way, by Gail Emmons, Riji, we will practice techniques and learn some of the many ways foliage can be manipulated to add a creative flair to your free-style arrangements. Choose one of your leaf creations to use in an arrangement.  Materials: container, flowers, and any of these tools: scissors, clippers, wire cutters, floral stapler, 3M Scotch double-sided tape, straight wire-different gauges, floral tape, glue dots, utility knife, ruler, and your own skillful hands!  Leaves we will be using are: New Zealand Flax, Palmetto Fan Palm, Areca Palm, Bird of Paradise Leaf, Monstera Leaf, Sago Palm, Sanseviera. Bring any you may have. We will have practice leaves to use.

Giving Back to our Community

The Ikebana community is in Melbourne, FL, The United States and 48 other countries.  Click MORE to find out who we are.

Ikebana can be practiced at any time, in any place, by anybody, with whatever material is available.  Click MORE to find out what Ikebana is all about.

Mission & Vision

March 13, 2018-Making Bamboo Fences
by Irene Gomulka at a Monthly Meeting.
Irene is coming to us from the Orlando chapter as part of the Iwaya Fund exchange program. We will be constructing a small bamboo fence and then using it in an arrangement. Irene will supply bamboo and twine.  Members will need to bring containers, line material, flowers, etc.