Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
be MINDFUL of the invisible stuff you add
Every morning when I switch on my design-room lights I say good morning to this fella… and he reminds me to be mindful because:
I am weaving
into my designs
who view it.
… and the truth is… the more of ourselves we weave into our design work... the better people respond to it.
This is without a doubt the quickest and easiest floral project on my entire site. And rather fun to do. I make these.. all... the... time!
For my design I wanted the wreath to look wind blown so I added a few loosely woven twigs into the weave. I also wanted to emphasize the autumn colours so I added a twirling...
Most stems, twigs and even sturdier branches can be bend into shapes. It takes practice and more than a bit of patience. The main idea is to slowly manipulate the branch without...
Make a continues length of flexible willow to weave or design with by wrapping the delicate stems with thin wire
I wanted my willow armature to hint of a web-like dreamcatcher that grows in the wild rather than being a precise replica of the traditional craft technique. But I did weave it...
Weave tiny vine wreaths on the leave stems of a stripped Wisteria vine
Take inspiration from a traditional Dream-catcher design to create a floral armature
The design drips down in three tiers each celebrating life, love and connection.