Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Quote by William Stafford
Weave a canopy or parachute shaped armature in a way that you can place the stems in two vases to keep it hydrated.
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...
Cut the Phalaenopsis orchid with a bit of green stem attached. This will make them last longer.
A great all natural gift decorating alternative
Once you figure out how to do the corners weaving a diagonal shape is actually not that hard to do.
My Chameleon is mono-botanical. Made from coiled grass
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...
This is a great "space-keeper" design. The tulip will continue to grow into the vase height as they open... but until then the grass platform part of the design diverts your...
A tiny budvase design that rearranges basic ingredients, such as a single leaf and an orchid to create a new design concept.
Adding just a little something to a bud vase design to connect them... and make it special.
A design that visually plays with good proportions to allow the sheltered flower to be the focal point.
A bottom to the top... top to the bottom support to help keep your summer flowers hydrated.
Mixing permanent and fresh design ingredients to celebrate just how clever the glow of Autumn is.
Here are a few more examples of woven flax. I also use Typha, palm, iris leaves, Kyogi paper, boat orchid leaves and aspidistra to weave with.
Flax Christmas tree "cake" for the Floral Trends Design Group end of the year function.
Pleats are accordion like folds of equal width in alternating opposite directions in any kind of fabric. I absolutely love the tight buds of Allium and they represent the...
My take on harnessing elegance, simply looped from lily grass. Cool, as in attention-grabbing idea. Collected, as in held together. And contemporary as in the latest thing
Weave a sphere from grass to catch a precious and exquisite and perfect glistening early autumn dew drop
After a long winter it is always fun to use the first spring bulb flowers!