Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
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along the way
I would be elsewhere;
I would be different.”
― Frances Mayes, Under the Tuscan Sun
All you need is a few twigs to craft this design- it's a perfect floral meditation activity.
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...
Water... lots of water- that is the answer to designing flower arrangements that survive the summer heat.
This is both a decorative and functional design solution. But most importantly, I think, there is absolutely zero waste.
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...
Weave a wreath around a cardboard circle to create an almost lace effect... perfect to capture those first signs of Spring!
Weave tiny vine wreaths on the leave stems of a stripped Wisteria vine
Snip a dried twig wreath to undo the spirals to hang around a glass container
Another version of a design idea I showed you last month... A vine wreath armature to balance a dramatic single stem anthurium. Only this time I take it a bit further.
Connect six wreaths to build up a hanging panel to display your flowers on.
A sustainable, absolutely no waste floral design using willow to suspend your flower head in your arrangement.
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
A wreath armature design for early Autumn... this takes the split armature Tutorial I showed you last month a little bit further.
Connect small wreaths to create a pretty summer armature to arrange your flowers on.
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...
Every designer knows how to stretch their supplies. We use and re-use our dried plant material until our fellow designers feel like hiding it from us. I formed such an...
Bright and sunny cymbidium orchids and roses, lilies, lisianthus and pincushions
My article and flower girl net basket design featured in the Red! issue of DIY Weddings Magazine