Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
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Komiwara is a classic and traditional Ikebana technique used in a Rikka design. Designers would usually bundle straw to keep the flowers in place.
Multiple tiny twigs create a flower frog to keep the delicate buds and leaves in the exact spot you want.
Design in two levels by using two vases, the smaller slipped into a bigger one.
Cut short bamboo lengths to keep your flower material upright in a shallow and narrow container
Twist lily grass slightly to create a spiral for the orchids to nestle in
Inspired by a classic and traditional Ikebana technique used in a Rikka design called Komiwara. Designers would usually bundle straw to keep the flowers in place.
Break the water flow when you fill a vase with details in that can move with the stream of water
An easy way to create a neat curve in a very short time
The design for the cover of my book, the effortless floral craftsman, crafted from Fiddlehead Fern and Red Lipstick Hanging Heliconia.
I would definitely describe my own personal style as minimalist classic... but with an edgy twist.
A bundle of twigs armature to create a pretend Spring design for a snowy morning.
A quick-to-do-but-looks-impressive way to display a beautiful cut garden vine for an effortless summer design.