Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Hop on… it’s Easter!
- 13 April 2022
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The whole point
is to remind us
that even the saddest feeling winter twig
can be part of creating some new beauty.
Happy Easter, flower buddies.
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Easter basket filled with (almost... almost chocolate) anthuriums.
It's sometimes difficult to place a tiny crystal or bead exactly where you want it.
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...
so many techniques rolled into one rather pretty tulip nest. Perfect to celebrate new beginnings: Spring and my book birthday... and my online workshop!
Balance a stack of eggshells with a magnet for a tiny Easter design
Use the "over and under" weaving pattern to weave a round, upright hat with a flat top and no brim.
When weaving a more labour intensive design you might want to/have to break for a few hours. This is the best way to keep the project from dying out too quickly.
My block design is shaped around a Styrofoam block. It is bulky but lightweight and a great way to reuse packaging.
A bit of a planned-messy woven basket that is sturdy enough to carry small items.
Give your woven grass a water source by designing the basket in a vase rather than placing the vase in a basket
Once you figure out how to do the corners weaving a diagonal shape is actually not that hard to do.
Zero waste, all natural Easter craft design.
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.
Luxuriously filled design... filled with flowers... filled with grass. But most fun, for us as designers filled with hidden techniques
Weave a sphere from grass to catch a precious and exquisite and perfect glistening early autumn dew drop
Fill eggshells with moss to create an upright container... with a surprising balancing trick.
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...
My article and grass wedding basket design.
A creative way to keep foliage hydrated for a cool, water filled summer design.
A light and airy (no floral foam but still long lasting) floral design for those days that you are really, really looking for signs of Spring.
A bit of a wrong way round pretty Easter design. Put the basket weave inside the egg instead of putting the eggs in a basket.
Hide an egg inside a interwoven nest for a dainty Easter decoration design.