Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Let’s play ball
make a start
get a wiggle on
time to begin
… and then just don’t stop. In my experience how long it takes you to accomplish your big goal only matters to you while you are working on getting it done. Once it is done all that is quickly forgotten because… look… you did this big goal… yay you!
(let’s play ball is a saying that comes from the baseball umpire's call to start a game)
Both pretty and pretty effective. Keep the flowers exactly where you want them by weaving a stopper for your bud vase.
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...
Keep all the fresh flower material hydrated in water by weaving the stems from one side of the vase to the other.
Tulips continue to grow as they open. This means you not only have to be mindful of their proportions as they are now... but also as they will be once open.
It's sometimes difficult to place a tiny crystal or bead exactly where you want it.
Easter basket filled with (almost... almost chocolate) anthuriums.
I build up the spheres by weaving willow wreaths and then use those to shape the ball
Keep flowers in place by placing a lemon on the narrow rim of the container.
Craft a dried cane globe for the armature of the design and then add lily grass to dry in place.
Pebbles are a great way to weigh down or keep your floral material in place. Here's a way to dress them up a bit
Give your woven grass a water source by designing the basket in a vase rather than placing the vase in a basket
Zero waste, all natural Easter craft design.
so many techniques rolled into one rather pretty tulip nest. Perfect to celebrate new beginnings: Spring and my book birthday... and my online workshop!
A creative way to keep foliage hydrated for a cool, water filled summer design.
This is a great "space-keeper" design. The tulip will continue to grow into the vase height as they open... but until then the grass platform part of the design diverts your...
Weave a sphere from grass to catch a precious and exquisite and perfect glistening early autumn dew drop
Oncidium orchids hiding in a woven grass cup. This Design Tutorial is featured on The Conna Flower and Garden Club (Ireland) website. It is part of their Floral Art Lessons...
A design so fine you can easily miss it... if it were not for the interwoven pebbles catching your eye.
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.
Hide an egg inside a interwoven nest for a dainty Easter decoration design.