Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Stringing in the rain
I do believe rain on a summer afternoon,
really should have a name all of its own.
Where rain in winter is just wet and grey and never quite as magical as snow,
rain on a summer afternoon is refreshing and invigorating and inspirational.
I do believe “Perfect” would be a really good name for rain on a hot summer afternoon.
"Singin' In the Rain" is a song performed by Gene Kelly in the 1952 film Singin’ in the Rain. The lyrics was written by Arthur Freed and the music by Nacio Herb Brown and it was published in 1929.
How to keep Lilies in bud for longer. Removing the pollen. Stringing a Lily Garland.
When I hang these delicate glass bubbles I want to make sure they are really secure. By slipping them into Macramé inspired knots they are not only hanging securely but the...
Use all three methods to dry hydrangeas to get three very different textures to use in design work.
My article and a floral panel design featured in DIY Weddings Magazine
A closer look at my design at the 20th anniversary of Canada Blooms and The Toronto Flower Show
Hang a veil of Tillandsia Usneoides to create an armature
My article and Floral Monogram Seating Plan designs featured in DIY Weddings Magazine
… and why we call this the special craftsmanship edition
Tucked into the box with every advance copy of the book, the effortless floral craftsman is a packet of clips. This design and Tutorial is a bit of inspiration... what will you...
Armatures are great (budget friendly) spacers for creating large floral designs without using an enormous amount of your resources.
All natural design using the design elements as mechanics.
Creating a bit of space in a summer design to allow for the plant material to naturally fall as it wants.