Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
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- 19 October 2016
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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...
Butterfly hair clips are the perfect little claws to help you hold tiny items in place while you wait for glue to dry
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...
I build up the spheres by weaving willow wreaths and then use those to shape the ball
A perfect way to use a Lathyrus vine after all it flowered
Give a loosely woven wreath legs to stand on to hover lightly around a pumpkin
A sustainable, absolutely no waste floral design using willow to suspend your flower head in your arrangement.
Create a floral circlet to rest the little pumpkin on... but above the water line.
Whipped up to be light in the Spring breeze wreath design.
Wire dried pepper berries to a wreath with super fancy flat wire (okay... it's the humble wire from a copper pot scrubber but it still looks fancy!)
Designing for somewhere not still summer not yet autumn weather...
My article and Willow Crown design featured in DIY Weddings Magazine
Take inspiration from a traditional Dream-catcher design to create a floral armature
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...
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...
A floral design snapshot of what it looks like when walking down the streets of Vancouver this week.
Contemporary Wreath Design demonstration as part of the Durbanville Garden Club's annual Garden Festival, Western Cape, South Africa