My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Forest Experience

This was a Flower Fantasy Competition Design staged by the Helderberg Flower Club, Western Cape Association of Flower Arrangers

Christine de Beer Floral Art design- Forest Experience

I wove my spider web from dried, ripped flax and beaded copper wire. The flax was boiled and bleached in lemon juice and left in full sunlight to dry to an ash grey green to blend in with the competition hall's wood panelled wall and perfectly match the table cloth.

Leopard orchid

I arranged Leopard orchids to naturally trail over the web and long stems of morning glory foliage to add a bit of contrasting "life" to the dried web

Ripped Flax spider web Floral Art Design by Christine de Beer

I curled the dried flax to trail down the web for movement. I also stained the willow branches that the spider web was resting on with a wood stain to match the wood panelled wall and disappear when seen from the front. It was also exactly the same reddish brown as the spots on the orchids

Floral Art design Forest Experience.

Floral Art design Forest Experience with a black background

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14 January 2011 Ripping Flax

Flax can be ripped into fibres creating long and versatile strips

28 March 2011 Spinning a Hot Glue Spider Web or silk for a Floral Cocoon

How to spin (and remove) hot glue spider web or floral cocoon

Favourite Flowers

Ansellia Africana

Leopard Orchid


Flax, New Zealand flax


Chinese lantern, cape gooseberry, Peruvian cherry, Inca berry

Related Designs

21 September 2016 I found it this way: Spiderweb design

This was the first design I did in my "I found it this way" floral art demonstration