Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Blowing this way and that
It’s that first sighting of dancing leaves blowing this way and that.
The first time you think you might need a sweater.. and you go get one.
The first thought of apple pie and autumn feasts.
The first rain on the summer dust
The first time pumpkins become more pretty rather than tasty
… I do love the firsts of the seasons.
Wrap a wire around both ends of a shallow container to keep the twigs in place.
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...
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...
Snip a dried twig wreath to undo the spirals to hang around a glass container
For this design I wanted my wreath to be light and airy so that it just whips around the solid pumpkin like a breeze.
Create a dimensional wreath by assembling wreath vine to hug around an oblong container.
Reshape a vine wreath into smaller wreaths to combine as a pumpkin
Cut a coiled vine wreath into sections to create an delicate armature to frame a few perfect chocolate cosmos flowers
A wire and twig permanent display basket with tiny water sources for a few fresh flowers that can be replaced as needed.
Every designer knows how to stretch their supplies. We use and re-use our dried plant material until our fellow designers feel like hiding it from us. I formed such an...
Weave a wreath to thread a dome for an Autumn leaf design
Open a vine wreath to create a spiral twig armature around a glass container
Give a loosely woven wreath legs to stand on to hover lightly around a pumpkin
A hint of a wreath table top design for pre-Halloween decorating.
Easter Basket used in the Durbanville Flower Club Easter Parade Demonstration
A floral design snapshot of what it looks like when walking down the streets of Vancouver this week.
Just like the weather is only hinting at spring, so is this design only hinting at being a basket
Have you heard? I have wonderful news this week. Oh! and I also have this pretty grapevine armature shaped like the petals of an open rose to show you. But... Have you heard...