Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
A Point of Support
This is a closer look at my demonstration design at the recent Canada Blooms show.
I was invited to share the stage with designers from Bermuda, United Kingdom, France, South Africa, Barbados, United States, Australia, Ireland and Canada by the Garden Clubs of Toronto. We competed in the International Invitational Class entitled
Celebrate! and used this demonstration to share some of our home-grown inspiration:
Floral Designs From Around The World
Just hang around for a bit
Swing back and forth
As it is suspended from
a point of support
picture credit: This picture is from the Canada Blooms: It's A Party 2016 DVD, Garden Clubs of Toronto
Drill holes in a piece of lumber and insert dowel sticks to create an armature
Weave twigs in parallel to create a twig blind with strong but natural horizontal lines.
Using fruit, berries, flowers, leaves and grasses to naturally stain design details for floral art relies on the same techniques as using paint or any other dye.
When you need to keep a tiny stem hydrated this is just what you need.
This wired rope is inspired by Monkey vine that you see hanging from trees. It is strong, rough and very tough. Covering the rope with mud will add texture and it also insulate...
I wanted my Zipper to be "edgy" rather than "peaceful", so using bamboo or reeds or willow would not be appropriate.
Orchids grow in long flower spikes. It is great to use the entire stem but sometimes you need shorter section. There is a trick to cutting the stems without leaving a visible...
I love hanging flowers to loosely dangle and move in a design
Wire short twigs around wire rings to create rustic flameless tea-light lanterns
By making a very secure armature, it is possible to stack and suspend loose twigs on top of it building on the stable foundation
A demonstration presented at Canada Blooms, Toronto, Canada I was invited to share the stage with designers from Bermuda, United Kingdom, France, South Africa, Barbados, United...
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Floral Craftsmanship Article in the Canadian Florist Magazine
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Design One from my Inspiration Video: Use the same floral ingredients, willow twigs, Lichen, Spanish Moss, Kalanchoe and Gypsophila to make three distinctly different contemporary...
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