Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Go on Autumn… glow!
When it comes to fun things to do for Autumn the trees and the leaves make different plans.
The leaves' big plan is to glow… and glow bright.
For a bit. And they do it so well that
the tree’s big plan is to keep growing.
It’s a plan to glow again…
about this time next year.
Wrap a fairy light grid around a fishbowl vase to interweave dried grass for an almost basket display.
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...
My block design is shaped around a Styrofoam block. It is bulky but lightweight and a great way to reuse packaging.
Take your time to weave a pointy hat from what you find in nature.
so many techniques rolled into one rather pretty tulip nest. Perfect to celebrate new beginnings: Spring and my book birthday... and my online workshop!
It's sometimes difficult to place a tiny crystal or bead exactly where you want it.
Keep all the fresh flower material hydrated in water by weaving the stems from one side of the vase to the other.
Weave a canopy or parachute shaped armature in a way that you can place the stems in two vases to keep it hydrated.
Luxuriously filled design... filled with flowers... filled with grass. But most fun, for us as designers filled with hidden techniques
A creative way to keep foliage hydrated for a cool, water filled summer design.
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
A design so fine you can easily miss it... if it were not for the interwoven pebbles catching your eye.