Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Twist of its own
- 7 March 2018
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Curl and secure a few blades of flax into a bubble to frame your flowers
Reshape a vine wreath into smaller wreaths to combine as a pumpkin
Tie Midelino Cane coils to make a spiral armature
Snip a dried twig wreath to undo the spirals to hang around a glass container
I build up the spheres by weaving willow wreaths and then use those to shape the ball
Wire and glue a few acorns into the fork of a twig to create an Autumn armature
Most leaves and foliage can be slightly manipulated to curve or curl.
Tangle and shape wire to create a half moon for grass and gyp to rest in
Loosely wrap and weave lily grass to create a planned-messy looking armature
Twirl and wrap wire and lily grass around a dowel stick to create a spring frog
The cage spirals to form a basket that wrap around the plump ripe berries (or you can slip in a flower) to hang as connections between the twigs.
Urgh… my glass cake stand broke leaving me with a still beautiful, but now mismatched and extremely inspirational lid...
Throughout their dangling history tiny to robust tassels were universally used as a finishing feature in fabric decoration and symbols of standing in religious order and nobility...
Open a vine wreath to create a spiral twig armature around a glass container
Bright and sunny cymbidium orchids and roses, lilies, lisianthus and pincushions
Hoard a few acorns in the fork of a twig to show off a single oncidium orchid.