Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
It’s up there
make the 'gar' nice and long.”
(as advised by Hermione)
… is a Levitation Charm used to make objects fly, or levitate taught to first year students at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
A bit of Kenzan support for a floating shallow container design
Temporarily adhere a traditional Ikebana Kenzan or pincushion to a shallow container.
Most stems, twigs and even sturdier branches can be bend into shapes. It takes practice and more than a bit of patience. The main idea is to slowly manipulate the branch without...
Conditioning new growth and sprouts are difficult because the little sprouts have not had time to fully develop its cellular structure to survive being cut and taking up water on...
A zero waste and sustainable floral design solution to keep your flowers exactly where you want them without using floral foam.
Cut short bamboo lengths to keep your flower material upright in a shallow and narrow container
Weave a tiny nest with a twig hook so that you can hang it in a design
Weave tiny vine wreaths on the leave stems of a stripped Wisteria vine
Create a barely there armature with sturdy end of season vines.
Connect six wreaths to build up a hanging panel to display your flowers on.
It's sometimes difficult to place a tiny crystal or bead exactly where you want it.
A quick solution for a minimal horizontal autumn display -on top of bud vases.
I wanted my willow armature to hint of a web-like dreamcatcher that grows in the wild rather than being a precise replica of the traditional craft technique. But I did weave it...
An all out effective way of keeping a flower stem in the exact spot you want it to be in a clear water vase design.
Manipulate fresh willow stems to create a sprouting armature for long tulip stems
Connect small wreaths to create a pretty summer armature to arrange your flowers on.
A tumbling fall leaf design making use of the autumn leaves that are already falling to the ground.
Take inspiration from a traditional Dream-catcher design to create a floral armature