One of the participants on todays workshop selected a Pinus sylvestris yamadori which is now 4 years in a pot.
We decided to work only with one branch. To bend this down we used raffia & straight wires and again raffia.
After the bending down & first shapping we potted the tree up in a bigger bonsaipot without touching the root ball. This is the way we work in our workshops; safety before beauty.