Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
- 28 November 2018
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This is the second of my 4 demonstration designs I did for my book launch at the Capilano Flower Arranging Club. To read and see more pictures of the demonstration: The effortless floral craftsman, a floral crafter's guide to crafting with nature Book Launch Demonstration
It is often...
your interests overlap
that innovation happens.
Crafting is part of my creative journey and became part of my floral art style.
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Make a free standing armature with three water tubes for fresh flowers.
Strip the green bark from the stems to expose the smooth wood
When in doubt, always give your armature three legs. Two legs are simply not enough and four legs will wobble if it is even slightly off balance.
Weave grasshoppers or butterflies (or fireflies) from palm leaves
Weave willow between the fork in a twig to create a paddle like armature
Cut a few willow twigs to split to create legs for the armature
Curly Willow, Chinese Willow, Tortured Willow, Globe Willow, Dragon's Claw, Hankow Willow
Hydrangea, when cultivated as a cut flower rather as a plant it is often revered to as Hortensia
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