Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
For a longer lasting Summer
- 14 August 2019
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… that perfectly sums up
my summer design philosophy.
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Keep all the fresh flower material hydrated in water by weaving the stems from one side of the vase to the other.
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...
Twist lily grass slightly to create a spiral for the orchids to nestle in
It's sometimes difficult to place a tiny crystal or bead exactly where you want it.
Craft a dried cane globe for the armature of the design and then add lily grass to dry in place.
Most leaves and foliage can be slightly manipulated to curve or curl.
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.
Hide an egg inside a interwoven nest for a dainty Easter decoration design.
Weave a spherical support to place long stemmed flowers into a bud vase.
A glued snipped to create a cooling cone for dangling orchids
Loosely weave grass to create a decorative grid keeping flowers in place over a square container.