Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
- 15 June 2016
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When one tugs
at a single thing
he finds it attached
to the rest
of the world
Quote by John Muir
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Strip bark from willow to eave and set into a shape
Strip the green bark from the stems to expose the smooth wood
I wove my bird from shaved wood but you can also use flax, coconut palm (more traditional) or paper or ribbon
A tassel (also called a tuft) consist of: A suspending cord, the body, a fringed or ornamental skirt
Cut a few willow twigs to split to create legs for the armature
Once you figure out how to do the corners weaving a diagonal shape is actually not that hard to do.
This is a great flat and open basket to take outside when “harvesting” your fall leaves, pods and flowers. Who knows, you might even find a ghost pumpkin or three…
Mix glue and twigs to create a twig armature for a Winter Christmas design
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...
Curly Willow, Chinese Willow, Tortured Willow, Globe Willow, Dragon's Claw, Hankow Willow
The design for the cover of my book, the effortless floral craftsman, crafted from Fiddlehead Fern and Red Lipstick Hanging Heliconia.
Adding just a little something to a bud vase design to connect them... and make it special.
Three Lilies plaited to create a sensational, singular flower "growing" out of a Equisetum dome filled with Rainbow Oasis pebbles.
Bright and sunny cymbidium orchids and roses, lilies, lisianthus and pincushions
Throughout their dangling history tiny to robust tassels were universally used as a finishing feature in fabric decoration and symbols of standing in religious order and nobility...
When you need inspiration for a design problem study a Traditional Craft- you will be amazed!
Pleats are accordion like folds of equal width in alternating opposite directions in any kind of fabric. I absolutely love the tight buds of Allium and they represent the...
Japanese aesthetic, wabi-sabi, acknowledges three simple truths:nothing lasts, nothing is done, and nothing is perfect.
I wrote this article for Wedding Business Success (an online meeting place for the wedding industry) exploring a positive way of looking at creativity and... stealing!
My third design in my demonstration at the BC Floral Art Society meeting
Weave a Midelino cane coil harvest basket to display ghost pumpkins and frightful woolly "botrytis" in. Have a fun Halloween everyone!
My article and woven heart basket design featured in the third anniversary issue of DIY Weddings Magazine
My bark bowl design and tutorial featured in the Centrepiece Wedding Magazine