Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
A lots of stuff and things
You get a collection... of objects
a bed of willows
and a sheaf of wheat
a soufflé Clouds (yes really!)
and a bunch of flowers
a tuft of grass
and maybe best of all… a kaleidoscope of butterflies.
Drill holes in twigs to insert fine sticks to create a delicate armature
Weave grasshoppers or butterflies (or fireflies) from palm leaves
The finish of every design should be flawless. Make sure there are no bits of glue visible in your design by carefully removing all traces of spills.
I wove my bird from shaved wood but you can also use flax, coconut palm (more traditional) or paper or ribbon
My Chameleon is mono-botanical. Made from coiled grass
Here are a few more examples of woven flax. I also use Typha, palm, iris leaves, Kyogi paper, boat orchid leaves and aspidistra to weave with.
Retail florists and wholesalers are already designing, ordering and preparing their product range for prom. This is my article that I wrote for the Prom Design Issue of Canadian...
To create this huge Protea I took apart nine Protea flower heads and glued the tepals and bracts back on to a polystyrene ball to create a large Protea composite flower that is...