Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Almost is still not quite
- 23 August 2017
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It’s already in the air
the slightest hints...
just a drop or two… of yellow, and red and rust
but not quite... orange and brown and spice
and the smell of apples and toffee
but not quite.
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Rip the New Zealand flax to create a delicate fiber armature
Wrap a foliage circle to9 create a base for a magnetized corsage
Wrap and weave and twirl and dangle foliage to create a spiral nest
Create a sheltered or veiled design by framing the outer edge of your armature (in this case thick cardboard) with long strands of grass
A sturdy shape made by binding Mikado reeds keeps the thin strands of flax in place.
I glued wooden slats into a frame and then wove flax string to create the floral parasol
A dried bundle of ripped flax hides a secret water source for the orchids
Celebrating my book launch by knotting floral mittens using the design Tutorial from my book and the template from the free gift template booklet.
A visual breather from all the bright and festive designs to come when designing for Autumn.
A cooling design for early summer days with swinging ripped grass and more than enough water for thirsty hydrangeas.
My article and woven ring basket design featured in the summer issue of DIY Weddings Magazine
An easy going design of ripped grass and calla lilies. But look a bit closer. See if you can find Mr. Stalk relaxing somewhere between the blades of grass.
Romantic rose centerpiece with just a bit of an edge featured in the DIY Wedding Magazine
Gypsophilla design with Celtic love knots featured in the DIY Wedding Magazine
I wanted my parasol design to be thoroughly me, and thoroughly contemporary yet respectful of the guiding rules and methods shared by the different schools of Ikebana.
My article and flower girl net basket design featured in the Red! issue of DIY Weddings Magazine
Design Two from my Inspiration Video: Use the same floral ingredients, willow twigs, Lichen, Spanish Moss, Kalanchoe and Gypsophila to make three distinctly different contemporary...
Sunday April 22 is Earth day and a tiny floral fridge magnet is a wonderful reminder of just how beautiful our planet is.
Design Three from my Inspiration Video: Use the same floral ingredients, willow twigs, Lichen, Spanish Moss, Kalanchoe and Gypsophila to make three distinctly different...
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...