Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Transition into Fall
It’s that time of the year… almost… that time of the year. And I can’t wait to start weaving some autumn wreaths!
So until then, I will just hint at wreath weaving by making it a vital part of the design...
to keep it from fall-ing (see what I did there?),
keep it in place,
keep it steady,
keep it up,
keep it above the water,
... a kinda not really a wreath, kinda wreath.
This is both a decorative and functional design solution. But most importantly, I think, there is absolutely zero waste.
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...
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...
Cut a few willow twigs to split to create legs for the armature
Weave tiny vine wreaths on the leave stems of a stripped Wisteria vine
Gently curve a shallow area with a leaf to showcase a gorgeous flower with a short stem in a water filled vase
Frame a passion flower in a vine wreath for a short lived but so pretty arrangement.
Weave a basket with dangling edges for a single orchid display