My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Just Right! Floral Art demonstration: Just Right!

Rip sheets of Kyogi paper in long strips.

My four designs explored the Goldilocks Principle and how designers can use it to keep their enthusiasm for their floral art work alive.

When we are designing, it is possible to be influenced by extremes.

Weave the strips through the wire.

On the one hand, if your work becomes predictable and you remain in your comfort zone you will become bored with your designs,or if you work in the opposite extreme and your work is always too hard to do you will become frustrated and give up.

What you want is to find your own Just right!

Design 3: Just Right!
This is our "bed" design. It is a comfortable fit with just the right scale of difficulty woven in.

Floral Art demonstration design Just Right.

Find your pace where you challenge yourself just enough to keep growing,

Delphinium, Sea holly and Kyogi paper curls.

keep things exciting...

Curl the Kyogi paper over the flowers and test tubes.

and keep your work alive.

Strips of Kyogi paper and Delphinium and Sea holly.

Loosing track of time is a sign that you have found "just right."

The Kyogi paper is woven through wire spikes to create an opened crescent shape and metallic blue Sea holly and single Delphinium flowers are cushioned in a bed of Kyogi paper curls.

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5 September 2012 Curling Kyogi Paper

Kyogi paper can be curled if you work with it wet.

5 September 2012 Spiked Wire test tube catchers

Create a spiral to catch a test tube

5 September 2012 Driftwood on Stilts

Give a piece of driftwood legs to stand on

8 June 2011 Foliage Weaving

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...

Favourite Flowers


Sea holly


Delphinium or Larkspur (a smaller variety)

Related Designs

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15 June 2016 One tug

Weave willow bark strips into a nest and weave a bird from flax

26 April 2017 In no time at all

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2 February 2022 Putting my feelers out

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2 March 2022 The thing!?! Do you remember the thing?!?

A design that visually plays with good proportions to allow the sheltered flower to be the focal point.