Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
It’s so almost Spring that the sky blushed before I had my second cup of coffee this morning just as
the sun peeked out over the almost all gone now snow
convincing a brave bird to chirp just loud enough to
make a blossom bud blink so hard its petals dropped, startling
a sprout into nodding its head
… and now I am daydreaming of my Spring balcony garden most of the time.
An easy to assemble yourself harvest basket to carry home and display Spring blossoms.
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...
It's sometimes difficult to place a tiny crystal or bead exactly where you want it.
Weave twigs in parallel to create a twig blind with strong but natural horizontal lines.
Loop and tie a few stacked twigs to create an enclosed floral armature
By removing every other twig you open up space for larger flowers to nestle in
Craft a delicate bridal basket from twigs and tulle.
This is a great flat and open basket to take outside when “harvesting” your fall leaves, pods and flowers. Who knows, you might even find a ghost pumpkin or three…
Weave a tiny nest with a twig hook so that you can hang it in a design
A design inspired by traditional Jiyek braiding techniques
A great do-in-advance and reusable design solution for a winter, early spring floral display.
Lash the orchid stems together to create a ladder for the flower to rest on.
To create a layered look for a corsage tie a foundation of twigs with fresh willow stems
My article and woven heart basket design featured in the third anniversary issue of DIY Weddings Magazine
My article and winter white Tulle bridal basket design featured in DIY Weddings Magazine.
Just like the weather is only hinting at spring, so is this design only hinting at being a basket
Weave a Midelino cane coil harvest basket to display ghost pumpkins and frightful woolly "botrytis" in. Have a fun Halloween everyone!
Easter Basket used in the Durbanville Flower Club Easter Parade Demonstration
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.
A tiny orchid stem ladder keeps the orchid suspended just above the water line
Design Inspiration Video: Take a few twigs, snippets of air plants and succulents and combine both traditional wire and tape techniques with more contemporary methods to embed a...