Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
To link in a loop
ring all around
tie a connection
join a bind
wind a wreath
weaving a string
For my design I wanted the wreath to look wind blown so I added a few loosely woven twigs into the weave. I also wanted to emphasize the autumn colours so I added a twirling...
When you need to keep a tiny stem hydrated this is just what you need.
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...
I build up the spheres by weaving willow wreaths and then use those to shape the ball
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...
By removing every other twig you open up space for larger flowers to nestle in
My article and willow birdcage design for wedding rings featured in DIY Weddings Magazine.
Just like the weather is only hinting at spring, so is this design only hinting at being a basket
The third design I did for my book launch demonstration looking at aspects that influences my effortless style of designing.
A sustainable, absolutely no waste floral design using willow to suspend your flower head in your arrangement.
Left over flowers and off-cuts are ideal to transform into a quick floral crown or necklace. This is the absolute easiest design, yet!
Connect small wreaths to create a pretty summer armature to arrange your flowers on.
Frame a passion flower in a vine wreath for a short lived but so pretty arrangement.
A wreath armature design for early Autumn... this takes the split armature Tutorial I showed you last month a little bit further.
Whipped up to be light in the Spring breeze wreath design.
A tiny carry basket to gather the shortest stems from your cutting garden... with a place for water and your cutters.
A lush wreath that remains green so that you can design once... and cut and cut and place your violas to make sure you have flowers all season long.
Ah... yes summer time designing. Anyone else seeing more insects hiding between the petals this year?
Easter Basket used in the Durbanville Flower Club Easter Parade Demonstration
I wove vine wreaths to form a pyramid, one just slightly larger than the next. In the natural cavities between the wreaths I placed the roses and lisianthus in plastic covered...
Bright and sunny cymbidium orchids and roses, lilies, lisianthus and pincushions
A floral design snapshot of what it looks like when walking down the streets of Vancouver this week.
My article and Willow Crown design featured in DIY Weddings Magazine
I wanted my Hazel twig wreath to look like forest filigree: mysteriously overgrown, tangled with age and dappled with moss and lichen. The wreath is also dressed with fresh and...
The design drips down in three tiers each celebrating life, love and connection.
Take inspiration from a traditional Dream-catcher design to create a floral armature
Open a vine wreath to create a spiral twig armature around a glass container