Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
- 31 March 2021
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Two a penny
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Hot Cross Buns song by songwriter: Chris Harriott
Have a fun and flower filled Easter
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Zero waste, all natural Easter craft design.
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...
Most leaves and foliage can be slightly manipulated to curve or curl.
Cut the Phalaenopsis orchid with a bit of green stem attached. This will make them last longer.
It's sometimes difficult to place a tiny crystal or bead exactly where you want it.
Use the "over and under" weaving pattern to weave a round, upright hat with a flat top and no brim.
Keep all the fresh flower material hydrated in water by weaving the stems from one side of the vase to the other.
Pebbles are a great way to weigh down or keep your floral material in place. Here's a way to dress them up a bit
My block design is shaped around a Styrofoam block. It is bulky but lightweight and a great way to reuse packaging.
An almost nest like design with a hidden water source.
Weave a tiny nest with a twig hook so that you can hang it in a design
Give a minimal design a few grass "whiskers" to feel that Spring breeze.
Weave a spherical support to place long stemmed flowers into a bud vase.
The first of my new monthly articles about growing the material you need to design with. This month we are taking stock of what we need... and growing wheatgrass.
A closer look at my design at Canada Blooms and The Toronto Flower Show last week. The show was cancelled right after we staged the designs due to COVID-19 concerns.
A creative way to keep foliage hydrated for a cool, water filled summer design.
A design so fine you can easily miss it... if it were not for the interwoven pebbles catching your eye.
This week I am so excited to share my article and design that was published in the recent issue of the Floral Art Society of New Zealand's Academy Magazine for NZ qualified...
Weave a sphere from grass to catch a precious and exquisite and perfect glistening early autumn dew drop
Advanced level Workshop: For my Easter Parade Demonstration I made 6 hand-tied designs within armatures. The concept was to pick up the design while demonstrating and to literally...