Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Garden Wreath Workshop and Demonstration
Contemporary Wreath Design demonstration as part of the Durbanville Garden Club's annual Garden Festival, Western Cape, South Africa
Garden Workshop and Demonstration in the Shuttleworth Gardens in Durbanville
I started the demonstration by showing how to make a traditional wreath on a wire frame using bundles of lavender flowers. Next, I showed how to make a wreath using Oasis Floral Foam in a wreath form using herbs harvested from the garden.
I then moved on to demonstrate 20 contemporary wreaths. After demonstrating the techniques used I hanged the wreath on willow branches.
I made a rather large paper flower wreath, a moss and red ribbon Christmas wreath, a contemporary African wire wreath, a Chinese inspired wreath using a Lucky knot, a bundled reed wreath with beads and a bell and cinnamon table design wreath with a candle that slowly heats the cinnamon releasing the fragrance.
I also demonstrated a pyramid made from 6 vine wreaths with succulents growing in tiny pots for your deck table
and a jingle bell wreath for a garden gate, an unsalted popcorn wreath to feed garden birds and a picture frame wreath for Christmas cards.
And lastly I showed how to make a growing wreath from small daisy cuttings with apple votive candles- perfect decorations for a garden party on a summer evening.
As a Favor each member of the audience received a wreath wire angel and bead kit.
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...
I use two methods (or a combination of both) to attach a wreath to a door.
This wreath is not woven but glued to create a see-through forest filigree
You can use any type of paper to make flowers. I use tissue paper, Crêpe paper, cardboard, newsprint and coffee filters (new and used) to make sweet peas, carnations, paper...
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 demonstration presented at Canada Blooms, Toronto, Canada I was invited to share the stage with designers from Bermuda, United Kingdom, France, South Africa, Barbados, United...
Open a vine wreath to create a spiral twig armature around a glass container
Flowery nest desmonstration
A design demonstration looking at preparing for competition designs: thinking bigger
Give a loosely woven wreath legs to stand on to hover lightly around a pumpkin
Craft an arch armature to display those early autumn treasures.