Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Chain link wreath weaving
For more detailed information on how to weave a wreath see the Tutorial below.
For more information on a quick way to strip foliage from a weaving stem see the Tutorial below
Weave a small wreath. For this design I used Eucalyptus stems.
Thread another stem through the first. Create a ringlet and add more stems to weave the wreath
Thread through another stem and weave another wreath
Continue weaving wreaths to create a chain
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...
Most stems, twigs and even sturdier branches can be bend into shapes. It takes practice and more than a bit of patience. The main idea is to slowly manipulate the branch without...
I build up the spheres by weaving willow wreaths and then use those to shape the ball
I wanted my willow armature to hint of a web-like dreamcatcher that grows in the wild rather than being a precise replica of the traditional craft technique. But I did weave it...
Give a loosely woven wreath legs to stand on to hover lightly around a pumpkin
My article and willow birdcage design for wedding rings featured in DIY Weddings Magazine.
Just like the weather is only hinting at spring, so is this design only hinting at being a basket
A sustainable, absolutely no waste floral design using willow to suspend your flower head in your arrangement.
Left over flowers and off-cuts are ideal to transform into a quick floral crown or necklace. This is the absolute easiest design, yet!
Connect small wreaths to create a pretty summer armature to arrange your flowers on.
Frame a passion flower in a vine wreath for a short lived but so pretty arrangement.
A wreath armature design for early Autumn... this takes the split armature Tutorial I showed you last month a little bit further.
Whipped up to be light in the Spring breeze wreath design.
A tiny carry basket to gather the shortest stems from your cutting garden... with a place for water and your cutters.
A lush wreath that remains green so that you can design once... and cut and cut and place your violas to make sure you have flowers all season long.
Easter Basket used in the Durbanville Flower Club Easter Parade Demonstration
I wove vine wreaths to form a pyramid, one just slightly larger than the next. In the natural cavities between the wreaths I placed the roses and lisianthus in plastic covered...
Bright and sunny cymbidium orchids and roses, lilies, lisianthus and pincushions
A floral design snapshot of what it looks like when walking down the streets of Vancouver this week.
My article and Willow Crown design featured in DIY Weddings Magazine
The design drips down in three tiers each celebrating life, love and connection.