My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Brought Together

Brought Together floral art design

Great things

Loosely weave blades of grass together


Grass and driftwood armature


 Phalaenopsis orchids

by a series

 Phalaenopsis orchids, grass and driftwood

of small things

Loosely woven armature

Brought Together

Quote by Vincent van Gogh

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27 August 2014 Loosely woven grass on Driftwood

Loosely weave grass on a piece of driftwood for an informal armature

4 January 2011 Drinking straw "test tubes"

When you need to keep a tiny stem hydrated this is just what you need.

8 June 2011 Foliage Weaving

For this tutorial I focus on a simple weave pattern that does not require you to soften or prepare the leaves to be more durable or flexible. This is the starting point in...

30 August 2011 Removing Oasis Floral Adhesive glue spills

The finish of every design should be flawless. Make sure there are no bits of glue visible in your design by carefully removing all traces of spills.

Favourite Flowers


Phalaenopsis, Moth orchid

Related Designs

22 June 2016 Perfection

Spiral grass to create a nest for the lady slipper orchids

19 July 2017 Meraki

A grass armature for one perfect slipper orchid

12 June 2019 Almost... all over!

Loop a grass veil over a lily stem to create a minimalist summer design.

2 February 2022 Putting my feelers out

Adding just a little something to a bud vase design to connect them... and make it special.

2 March 2022 The thing!?! Do you remember the thing?!?

A design that visually plays with good proportions to allow the sheltered flower to be the focal point.