Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Ring-a-round the rosie,
A pocket full of posies,
We all fall down!
"Ring a Ring o' Roses" or "Ring Around the Rosie" is a nursery rhyme or folksong and playground singing game. The “hush” bit is also sometimes replaced by “A-tishoo!” or “Ashes”
Snip a dried twig wreath to undo the spirals to hang around a glass container
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...
I wanted my willow armature to hint of a web-like dreamcatcher that grows in the wild rather than being a precise replica of the traditional craft technique. But I did weave it...
Wrap vines and twigs around a wire frame to create a decorative woodland chandelier
Break pine scales from the cone and glue on a wreath frame to create a continuous pine scale wreath
Make a wire wreath frame with wire and cover it with growth mesium or moss to design on
Give a loosely woven wreath legs to stand on to hover lightly around a pumpkin
Just like the weather is only hinting at spring, so is this design only hinting at being a basket
The third design I did for my book launch demonstration looking at aspects that influences my effortless style of designing.
Frame a passion flower in a vine wreath for a short lived but so pretty arrangement.
Whipped up to be light in the Spring breeze wreath design.
Craft an arch armature to display those early autumn treasures.
A wire and twig permanent display basket with tiny water sources for a few fresh flowers that can be replaced as needed.
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...
Take inspiration from a traditional Dream-catcher design to create a floral armature
My article and a floral parasol design featured in DIY Weddings Magazine
Weave a wreath to thread a dome for an Autumn leaf design
My article and flower girl net basket design featured in the Red! issue of DIY Weddings Magazine
Bright and sunny cymbidium orchids and roses, lilies, lisianthus and pincushions
I wove vine wreaths to form a pyramid, one just slightly larger than the next. In the natural cavities between the wreaths I placed the roses and lisianthus in plastic covered...