School holidays can be very distracting but I had a whole day to myself yesterday and made the most of it. I have now threaded the dried calyxes (can you have a plural?) onto stiff wire and have started wrapping the wire around the upper part of the dress. It looks rather like a razor/barbed wire barrier and certainly feels like it when it impales itself in your tender little pinkies! I hope to achieve an impression of both fragility and strength…..