More and more I'm asked, "how did you do that?" And so I decided to set up this Tutorials section, so that I don't have to describe a technique off the hoof which is difficult. It also carries its health and safety dangers, so let it then be said from the outset:
TAKE NO RISKS WITH YOUR HEALTH AND SAFETY IN ANY PROCESS DESCRIBED IN THESE (OR ANY) TUTORIALS.
Do not disregard advice on protective gloves and clothing, dust and other types of mask.
When it comes to the use of plant material, what is natural is not necessarily safe. Some plants in the wild are so toxic they are not safe to pick with bare hands, EVEN TO APPROACH. In England, 2014, a young professional gardener tragically died of multiple organ failure after apparently only brushing against the deadly aconitum flower as he worked. This gorgeous wild flower is known also as Devil's Helmet and Monkshood, Wolfsbane and Leopard's Bane, Mousebane, Women's Bane, Blue Rocket and Queen of Poisons. Inform yourself. There are many books on poisonous plant species.