Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
- 21 July 2021
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Come on… let’s dilly dally … just for a bit
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Light and airy addition to a floral design to celebrate summer
Step up the flip-flop design by decorating it with some long lasting succulent flowers. It might look delicate... but these flowers are robust and long lasting.
It's sometimes difficult to place a tiny crystal or bead exactly where you want it.
"Plaid" and "braid" are synonyms, and where you are from will most likely dictate whether you use plait (British) or braid (American or Celtic). Some people also refer to...
Rip the New Zealand flax to create a delicate fiber armature
Create a sheltered or veiled design by framing the outer edge of your armature (in this case thick cardboard) with long strands of grass
Cherry stems and ripped flax makes a perfect natural lattice to suspend floral material from
An grass armature that looks scattered but is actually very secure
Connect strips of ripped grass to create a knotted armature for short stemmed flowers
Create a rigid grid to place over a glass vase to keep flower material in place
Most leaves and foliage can be slightly manipulated to curve or curl.
A cooling design for early summer days with swinging ripped grass and more than enough water for thirsty hydrangeas.
Yes, this Coil slip on sandals design is in my book: the effortless floral craftsman, a floral crafter’s guide to crafting with nature ... it is also the first design from the...
I wanted my parasol design to be thoroughly me, and thoroughly contemporary yet respectful of the guiding rules and methods shared by the different schools of Ikebana.
Romantic rose centerpiece with just a bit of an edge featured in the DIY Wedding Magazine
Gypsophilla design with Celtic love knots featured in the DIY Wedding Magazine
An easy going design of ripped grass and calla lilies. But look a bit closer. See if you can find Mr. Stalk relaxing somewhere between the blades of grass.
My article and woven ring basket design featured in the summer issue of DIY Weddings Magazine
Celebrating my book launch by knotting floral mittens using the design Tutorial from my book and the template from the free gift template booklet.
Knot a grid to place over a glass bubble vase to keep plant material in place