Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Overgrown S-Autum-mer Swirl
- 14 September 2022
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cut back those vines,
Harvest the harvest
clean and store garden tools
… and scrub those pots but mostly remember to daydream of what is still left to look forward to…
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Use one leaf to keep the next in place
Suspend flowers with an almost invisible taped grid
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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...
Have you heard? I have wonderful news this week. Oh! and I also have this pretty grapevine armature shaped like the petals of an open rose to show you. But... Have you heard...
… and why we call this the special craftsmanship edition
Give a loosely woven wreath legs to stand on to hover lightly around a pumpkin
A hint of a wreath table top design for pre-Halloween decorating.
Create a floral circlet to rest the little pumpkin on... but above the water line.