My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

An invisible line to cross

An invisible line to cross floral art design.

"An invisible red thread connects

Add a few stems of tight bud freezias

those destined to meet,

Twirl in a single red wire

despite the time,

Weave a band of grass

the place,

Rip a few blades of grass to add

and despite the circumstances.

Slip the design around a candle

The thread can be tightened or tangled, but will never be broken."

An age-old Chinese saying

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1 May 2013 Weaving a Straight Edged Strip

A beautiful woven strip that is quite easy to make

26 July 2011 Wire Tendrils

Curl the wire at irregular intervals to create a natural wire tendril similar to that of a passion fruit plant

14 January 2011 Ripping Flax

Flax can be ripped into fibres creating long and versatile strips

26 July 2011 Create a flat base to glue small florets securely

Make a small loop the size of your ring to create a flat surface to glue your tiny plant material on.

Favourite Flowers


Freesia, freesias

Related Designs

14 June 2017 Things are looking up!

My article and Bamboo Lantern design featured in DIY Weddings Magazine

27 June 2018 Look deep

Curl foliage to use as a natural armature for delicate buds.

24 November 2021 It’s the most… it’s the most... Glowing-est Patina Christmas of all!

This is the first of my Christmas 2021 series of designs. This year in the form of a mini workshop… my Christmas present to you. We will explore how to patina Copper and use it to...