Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Quote by Aristotle
Twist lily grass slightly to create a spiral for the orchids to nestle in
Most leaves and foliage can be slightly manipulated to curve or curl.
Cut the Phalaenopsis orchid with a bit of green stem attached. This will make them last longer.
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...
My Chameleon is mono-botanical. Made from coiled grass
Loop lily grass around a basic structure or shape made from paper.
Loops and straight sections of lily grass connected into a grass harness
"Plaid" and "braid" are synonyms, and where you are from will most likely dictate whether you use plait (British) or braid (American or Celtic). Some people also refer to...
This is a great, non permanent way to protect surfaces from damage
Tie Midelino Cane coils to make a spiral armature
Komiwara is a classic and traditional Ikebana technique used in a Rikka design. Designers would usually bundle straw to keep the flowers in place.
I would definitely describe my own personal style as minimalist classic... but with an edgy twist.
A fun design... with a hula skirt (...for the cool summer breeze to arrange and rearrange)
A simple placement of bud vases... with the tiniest of lemon coloured twist that makes them unusual.
Use the petals of your flower to cleverly keep all the other floral details of your design firmly in place.
A little bit of effort... that will last for weeks design to roll us in to the Festive Season.
I am launching something new this month. I am teaming up with Plant Something BC, our local government and the landscape and nursery societies here in British Columbia, Canada and...
A spring spiral design... with a hint of a root nest. Easy to do
Snip and grow willow to create a Spring new growth support for your tall flower stems.
Take a handful of grass... but then add just enough design to make it interesting.
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...
My take on harnessing elegance, simply looped from lily grass. Cool, as in attention-grabbing idea. Collected, as in held together. And contemporary as in the latest thing
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!
Braiding and plaiting and knotting hair is a huge trend in hairdressing at the moment. Intricate little plaits are draped over long flowing hair to add complexity and quirk. ...
Designing adventurous Contemporary Floral centerpieces Article in the Canadian Florist Magazine.