Twig with autumn leaves in the technique of “Ganutell.”

Twig with autumn leaves in the technique of "Ganutell."

Twig with autumn leaves in the technique of “Ganutell.”


“Ganutell” – this old Maltese art of flowers. At the heart of this unusual technology is mastery connection thread and wire. In the old days the nuns were doing the whole floral arrangements in the art “Ganutell” to decorate churches.

Subsequently, these exquisite flowers in vogue, they began to decorate dresses ladies European royal families. To this end jewelers have used silk thread, gold and silver wire, as well as precious stones.

I am familiar with the technique of “Ganutell” since childhood. My grandmother was an icon, whose salaries are decorated with flowers made in this technique. At one time, “Ganutell” was very popular. Then this kind of needlework has been undeservedly forgotten. Recently, he again began to revive.

On his blog, I have repeatedly offered creative works in the technique of “Ganutell.” They were mostly flowers.

For Easter I spent with the children talk on the theme: “The tradition of the red egg.” At the end of the conversation showed children a red egg made in this technique

Today, I suggest a new job – a master-class branches with autumn leaves in the technique of “Ganutell.”

For the manufacture of need:

-nitki “Molyneux” melange;


-spitsa knitting metal.


A method of manufacturing

On the wire needle cheat and then carefully remove it from the spokes.


The resulting spiral wire is passed to strengthen the framework and attach to it the desired shape. In this case forming sheet.


Now, securing one end of the thread, begin to reel it in a circle on the surface of the leaf. The work requires attention, as it is necessary to try not to miss a single round of deepening spiral.


When the thread closes the entire inner surface of the leaf, tying the knot on the end of the thread. In this way, fill the space of a leaf in a circle will make the desired number of leaves.


Collect the leaves in the whole sprig. The resulting brown twig winding thread.


Make leaves can be another way. For this purpose it is necessary to fill the interior of the parallel turns of thread.

At the end of the front surface of the longitudinal thread is passed in order to emphasize the veined leaves.

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Putting the two branches into a single composition


And put in a nice bowl



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