Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Poised to Spring
- 16 March 2022
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… ready… set… and next week it’s a… go!
One last look from editing, one last set from layout, one last bit of a shuffle with the behind the scenes IT bits… and then I can share our new flower adventure with you. Oh yes, I have been working really hard these last few years to create something special (fully online, fully able to join in from wherever you are, at whatever stage you are on your flower journey) for you… and it is standing ready to blossom… As. We. Speak!
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If you know just a bit more about the "why" we do the things we do it is easy to discover new "how's". This week I show you why it is possible to design with blossoming twigs in a...
When in doubt, always give your armature three legs. Two legs are simply not enough and four legs will wobble if it is even slightly off balance.
Part of sustainable designing is designing with the entire life-cycle of your work in mind. Designing armatures is a lasting and ever changing design solution.
Frost a few twigs to craft a delicate armature for fragrant freesias
Line a shallow container with fiber to create a mat for the flowers to hydrate and stand in the exact way you want to place them.
A great do-in-advance and reusable design solution for a winter, early spring floral display.
Cut a few willow twigs to split to create legs for the armature
Twirl twigs to create a balanced nest to display the beautiful orchids on
Making a truss out of sunflower stems for a free standing design
A leaning twig armature with both the first signs of Spring and the last signs of winter.
A creative design that has some height to it without blocking the view. This can easily be scaled up or down to match the environment you want to display it in.