Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Putting my feelers out
- 2 February 2022
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Do you feel it as well?
It’s like a fresh breeze blowing in from the sea.
This urge to touch again.
To switch off all the connectivity and mindfully re-connect.
… to create something tangible?
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Craft two woven panels to place front and back of a couple of bud vases to create a unit.
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...
Give your woven grass a water source by designing the basket in a vase rather than placing the vase in a basket
Suspend flowers over a water filled container by weaving a natural grid.
Weave a basket from lily grass and then cut and curl the edges
Weave a canopy or parachute shaped armature in a way that you can place the stems in two vases to keep it hydrated.
Loosely weave grass on a piece of driftwood for an informal armature
A single lily flower design dressed up with a grass veil.
The Afrikaans name is tjienkerientjee (named after the sound the stems make when rubbing together in the wind) Chincherinchee, wonder-flower (because they last so long),...
A design that visually plays with good proportions to allow the sheltered flower to be the focal point.
A light and airy (no floral foam but still long lasting) floral design for those days that you are really, really looking for signs of Spring.
Weave a trap to keep your floral details suspended in a square container.
This week I am so excited to share my article and design that was published in the recent issue of the Floral Art Society of New Zealand's Academy Magazine for NZ qualified...
Weave an all natural net to place over a vase to keep your flowers above water.
Dutch floral designer Pim van den Akker, from Flower Factor invited me to participate in a FloraHolland initiative promoting the versatility of Freesias entitled ...
Weave a basket with dangling edges for a single orchid display
After a long winter it is always fun to use the first spring bulb flowers!
My third design in my demonstration at the BC Floral Art Society meeting