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Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

I found it this way: Spiderweb design

This is the first design I did for my "I found it this way" Floral art demonstration at the Capilano Flower Arranging Club .
As the temperature starts to cool down here in Vancouver and we are heading into early autumn, we are all starting to spend more time indoors, we looked at nests crafted outdoors.

Spiderweb floral art design

A spider uses his own body to measure the size of the web he builds

Spiderweb strands

Spiders spin both sticky and non sticky strands so that they can move around on the web.

Dense hairs on the spider's body creates a non stick barrier

Dense hairs on the spider's body creates a non stick barrier

After spinning the web, the spider waits next to the web for it's prey

After spinning the web, the spider waits next to the web for it's prey

Spiderwebs are rich in Vitamin K

Spiderwebs are rich in Vitamin K, which is responsible for blood clotting and if applied to a wound helps healing and reduce bleeding.

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21 September 2016 Acrylic Spiderweb

For this design I made the inside connection bit on a 3D printer with the spikes made of acrylic tubes.

29 October 2014 Spin a Single Strand Spanish Moss Spider Web

Weave a barely there all natural spider web.

14 January 2011 Beaded wire

Thread thin wire with tiny beads

6 September 2011 Twig collar

Create a light and transparent collar-base for the large composite flower to nestle into.

Favourite Flowers


Air plants

Ceropegia woodii

Rosary vine, Chain of Hearts, Collar of hearts and String of hearts

Salix matsudana "Tortuosa"

Curly Willow, Chinese Willow, Tortured Willow, Globe Willow, Dragon's Claw, Hankow Willow

Related Designs

28 September 2016 I found it this way: Wasp nest design

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

14 January 2011 Inspired by Nature

Flax leaves are ripped with a kenzan and wrapped with copper wire and small blue beads to create a rope to weave into a delicate spider web.

12 April 2011 Forest Experience

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

16 August 2011 Cherry twig cocoon

Japanese aesthetic, wabi-sabi, acknowledges three simple truths:nothing lasts, nothing is done, and nothing is perfect.

29 September 2011 Pick-Up Sticks

A twig and stick design with sweet dumpling pumpkins and rosary vine (Ceropegia woodii). I also made a cherry twig and skeleton leaf Stick Insect

27 March 2012 A Floral Fable: Approach Design

This is a detailed look at my third Floral Fable design. When you design, every detail you add matters and the smallest element can change the design completely.

7 September 2012 Just Right! Floral Art demonstration: Own It!

My fourth design in my demonstration at the BC Floral Art Society meeting

29 October 2014 Frightfully Pretty

Weave a single strand Spanish Moss spider web