Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
- 17 May 2017
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Just a wisp
… a stirring of a draft
.. a floating of a puff
… a flutter of a breath
… a swirl of a gasp
.. and we will have a flurry of fluff!
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Use a thin wire to puff out dandelion seeds to look like it spilled from a basket
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...
A great all natural gift decorating alternative
I call this “lace” because I use pins to guide the wire sections together- almost like you do when making lace.
Weave a canopy or parachute shaped armature in a way that you can place the stems in two vases to keep it hydrated.
Once you figure out how to do the corners weaving a diagonal shape is actually not that hard to do.
Glue gypsophila sticks, flowers and dandelion seeds into a star shape
Customize sisal armatures by adding a wire skeleton and interesting bits of plant material
Weave a basket from lily grass and then cut and curl the edges
Use the "over and under" weaving pattern to weave a round, upright hat with a flat top and no brim.
Here are a few more examples of woven flax. I also use Typha, palm, iris leaves, Kyogi paper, boat orchid leaves and aspidistra to weave with.
Flax Christmas tree "cake" for the Floral Trends Design Group end of the year function.
A sticky shooting star made with gypsophila stems and fluffy dandelion seeds
Capilano Flower Arranging Club Designing for Christmas Workshop: Yule log
Weave a sphere from grass to catch a precious and exquisite and perfect glistening early autumn dew drop
This was the first two designs for my Floral Art and craft demonstration at The Capilano Flower Arranging club
After a long winter it is always fun to use the first spring bulb flowers!
My article and woven ring-box design featured in the DIY Wedding Magazine
My article and woven ring basket design featured in the summer issue of DIY Weddings Magazine
Weave a basket with dangling edges for a single orchid display