Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
A tiny pebble to keep it all in place
Place an upturned bowl on a flat surface...
Curve a blade of grass.
If you are unsure of how to curl grass see the detailed instructions in the Tutorial below. Book readers turn to page 288 where I cover how to manipulate grass. The trick on page 289 is perfect for this!
Place the grass on the container and secure it in place with a small pebble.
Fill the base of the container with water.
Adjust the curl to curve elegantly...
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Slip the orchid in under the stone...
Making sure the stem is in water so that it remains hydrated.
Most leaves and foliage can be slightly manipulated to curve or curl.
Weave a canopy or parachute shaped armature in a way that you can place the stems in two vases to keep it hydrated.
Stack snippets of grass on a wire frame to make a floating pyramid armature
A bit of a planned-messy woven basket that is sturdy enough to carry small items.
Use the "over and under" weaving pattern to weave a round, upright hat with a flat top and no brim.
Weave a basket from lily grass and then cut and curl the edges
My block design is shaped around a Styrofoam block. It is bulky but lightweight and a great way to reuse packaging.
Weave a small panel that fits snugly in a container for a minimal, foam free design that is quick to make but looks spectacular.
A three in one Tutorial to show you how to weave a clutch purse, how to add a magnetic closure AND how to incorporate a ribbon into a weaved design.
My article and grass wedding basket design.
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...