Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Last Wednesday I had such a flowery fun evening Teaching a collaborative floral carpet workshop focusing on braiding and weaving ideas from my book The effortless floral craftsman … this was my carpet block that I designed for the evening:
Let’s team up
Add our bit
create a creative get together
… to create something even prettier than you could alone!
... and our carpet turned out so pretty! Special thank you to the members of the Capilano Flower Arrangers Club.
For more pictures of our workshop and the finished carpet see the link below
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Some picture highlights from our collaborative workshop that I taught focusing on braiding and weaving techniques to create a floral carpet design.
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