Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
A round, around a round foliage… spiral in a vase
Place the container on its side to make it easier to stack the foliage in the container.
Place the lily foliage length wise in the container
Stack the leaves to slightly overlap while gently rolling the container.
Roll the container while stacking the leaves to cover the surface.
Keep rolling the container while stacking leaves in the inside
When the container is filled gently tilt the container upright
Roll a leaf around a skewer to create the tight roll in the mid point.
Remove the skewer.
And slip the roll into the middle of the spiral.
Fill any gaps by slipping in additional leaves.
Adjust the position of the foliage and lift some of the stems out with a bamboo skewer
Fill the container with water.
Slip in a few lily pistils (or flowers) to follow the spiral and add a few crystals.
Design in two levels by using two vases, the smaller slipped into a bigger one.
Break the water flow when you fill a vase with details in that can move with the stream of water
Twist lily grass slightly to create a spiral for the orchids to nestle in
New growth is really difficult to design with and definitely needs to be conditioned and placed in a water source
Inspired by a classic and traditional Ikebana technique used in a Rikka design called Komiwara. Designers would usually bundle straw to keep the flowers in place.
Fold and then stitch a long fall leaf garland to roll into a coil
Komiwara is a classic and traditional Ikebana technique used in a Rikka design. Designers would usually bundle straw to keep the flowers in place.
Multiple tiny twigs create a flower frog to keep the delicate buds and leaves in the exact spot you want.
Use the petals of your flower to cleverly keep all the other floral details of your design firmly in place.
Position foliage to create a smaller, shallow pond for your floral details to shelter in.
A little bit of effort... that will last for weeks design to roll us in to the Festive Season.