Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
The way we curve
I aim to share designs to inspire whatever your skill level.
Some weeks are easy and quick to do… some easy but slow going… some difficult but once you have the hang of it, it’s already done… some difficult and you have to build your way into it… some weird just to make you think about your own work...
... and that means there will always be
a few of us up over there who will be kinda bored
a few of us around over there who will be kinda confused
But mostly more than a few of us will always be endlessly curious and that keeps it all from toppling over.
Keep an orchid and a blade of grass on an upturned bowl... with the weight of a tiny pebble.
Weave a canopy or parachute shaped armature in a way that you can place the stems in two vases to keep it hydrated.
Stack snippets of grass on a wire frame to make a floating pyramid armature
A bit of a planned-messy woven basket that is sturdy enough to carry small items.
Use the "over and under" weaving pattern to weave a round, upright hat with a flat top and no brim.
Weave a basket from lily grass and then cut and curl the edges
My block design is shaped around a Styrofoam block. It is bulky but lightweight and a great way to reuse packaging.
Weave a small panel that fits snugly in a container for a minimal, foam free design that is quick to make but looks spectacular.
A three in one Tutorial to show you how to weave a clutch purse, how to add a magnetic closure AND how to incorporate a ribbon into a weaved design.
My article and grass wedding basket design.
Weave a basket with dangling edges for a single orchid display
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...