My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Weaving with Flax

I also use Typha, palm, iris and flax, Kyogi paper and boat orchid leaves to weave with.

Weave a wedding favor box and add a paper lid

Weave a wedding favor box and add a paper lid.

Flax ring box

Flax ring box

Flax Gift bag

Contemporary and elegant Flax Bridal handbag

Flax and Palm leaf bag- open

The flax bag when open

Cymbidium Orchid and Flax gift Handbag

Cymbidium Orchid and Flax Bridal Handbag

Vase weave

Dress a vase with a collar and flax weave


Table design with a pillar candle

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8 June 2011 Foliage Weaving

For this tutorial I focus on a simple weave pattern that does not require you to soften or prepare the leaves to be more durable or flexible. This is the starting point in...

20 December 2011 Weaving a gift box with a lid from palm leaves

A great all natural gift decorating alternative

21 July 2011 Weaving a bird

I wove my bird from shaved wood but you can also use flax, coconut palm (more traditional) or paper or ribbon

21 July 2011 Weaving a fan basket

Dark and dramatic burgundy lilies are tucked in low to line a fan shaped basket that unravels into an unruly nest

1 February 2012 Weaving a diagonal green grass basket

Once you figure out how to do the corners weaving a diagonal shape is actually not that hard to do.

Favourite Flowers


Flax, New Zealand flax


Cymbidium, Boat Orchid


Cattail, graceful, ribbon grass

Related Designs

5 June 2013 Just not Flowers!

My article and woven ring-box design featured in the DIY Wedding Magazine

19 February 2014 Come on Over

Weave an open foliage flower frog

12 August 2015 Catch of the Day

Weave a loose basket to display a single flower... or three

18 November 2015 Autumn is a mosaic of them all

Easy to assemble fall leaf and tissue paper gift bag

20 January 2016 A lots of stuff and things

Sticks and twigs create a resting spot for palm and rose butterflies

13 July 2016 Woven

Weave a canopy or parachute shaped armature for orchids to perch on

25 January 2017 What is in a basket of spectacular?

Weave a basket with dangling edges for a single orchid display

17 May 2017 Nobody move!

Weave a small basket with a lid to keep fluffy treasures in

2 August 2017 Grace

Use snips and snippets and leftovers to create a design of it's own

9 August 2017 Hat tip

Tip a mortarboard inspired top at an angle for a glass design