Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Away we go.
Up to the trees
Where the breezes blow,
Where the birdies nest
From the nursery rhyme Swing High
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 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 build up the spheres by weaving willow wreaths and then use those to shape the ball
Reshape a vine wreath into smaller wreaths to combine as a pumpkin
Weave a tiny nest with a twig hook so that you can hang it in a design
Rip the New Zealand flax to create a delicate fiber armature
My article and winter white Tulle bridal basket design featured in DIY Weddings Magazine.
Left over flowers and off-cuts are ideal to transform into a quick floral crown or necklace. This is the absolute easiest design, yet!
An all out effective way of keeping a flower stem in the exact spot you want it to be in a clear water vase design.
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.
Whether it’s a solid foot for floating flowers, the tips of new growth or the curve of a dried twig your design needs help to stay upright.
A tiny carry basket to gather the shortest stems from your cutting garden... with a place for water and your cutters.
A lush wreath that remains green so that you can design once... and cut and cut and place your violas to make sure you have flowers all season long.
Ah... yes summer time designing. Anyone else seeing more insects hiding between the petals this year?
Using fresh twigs to bind a little twig platform to suspend the beautiful orchids from.
My article and willow birdcage design for wedding rings featured in DIY Weddings Magazine.
My article and Willow Crown 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