Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
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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...
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...
When you need to keep a tiny stem hydrated this is just what you need.
For my design I wanted the wreath to look wind blown so I added a few loosely woven twigs into the weave. I also wanted to emphasize the autumn colours so I added a twirling...
Carefully manipulate and bend green willow stems to place in water to sprout as an armature for tulips to mature and open
Give the stem a closer cut to detail for floral art
I build up the spheres by weaving willow wreaths and then use those to shape the ball
Barely there skeleton blossoms with Eucalyptus eyes for my Halloween design... Oh! and a Willow Paddle, which probably should have been the main Tutorial... but... well...
The second design I did for my book launch demonstration looking at aspects that influences my effortless style of designing.
Gently curve a shallow area with a leaf to showcase a gorgeous flower with a short stem in a water filled vase
A tiny carry basket to gather the shortest stems from your cutting garden... with a place for water and your cutters.
Ah... yes summer time designing. Anyone else seeing more insects hiding between the petals this year?
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...
Easter Basket used in the Durbanville Flower Club Easter Parade Demonstration
My article and a floral parasol design featured in DIY Weddings Magazine