Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Catch of the Day
- 12 August 2015
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Snatch one… or three
snag and weave
to scoop them up
get a light grasp
gather the flowers
put it in your baskets
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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...
A great all natural gift decorating alternative
Once you figure out how to do the corners weaving a diagonal shape is actually not that hard to do.
Weave a basket with dangling edges for a single orchid display
Skewer Dracaena leaves into a roll that supports a tiny water source for the Oncidium orchids
Fill eggshells with moss to create an upright container... with a surprising balancing trick.
A design so fine you can easily miss it... if it were not for the interwoven pebbles catching your eye.
This is a great "space-keeper" design. The tulip will continue to grow into the vase height as they open... but until then the grass platform part of the design diverts your...
An impossibly delicate looking way to securely keep flowers in place over a clear container.
Adding just a little something to a bud vase design to connect them... and make it special.
Here are a few more examples of woven flax. I also use Typha, palm, iris leaves, Kyogi paper, boat orchid leaves and aspidistra to weave with.