Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Oh yes... an old favourite of mine... copper wire unraveled from a pot scrubber. I love using this wire. It is not only cost effective but also looks unusual in designs because it is a flat wire. It adds something really special. Book readers turn to page 37 to see more. For more information about my book:
The Effortless Floral Craftsman
Unravel wire from a copper pot scrubber. It matches the cinnamon so perfectly!
Pull the wires three at a time to create a bulky binding.
Wind the copper wire around a small bundle of cinnamon sticks.
And twist the ends together to secure.
For my design I added a generous amount of wire to both ends of the sticks.
Scatter the cinnamon bundles around in the wreath design... don't be too precise for this design I wanted it to look a bit un-designed.
I have a bit more information about the "messiness" that I want to achieve in this design in our email this week. I would love to hear what you think! You are welcome to reply to the email if you have a question or comment or say hi. If you are not yet signed up, I send out one email every Wednesday morning (Vancouver time) to let you know when the new design is ready for you to view. Each week I also discuss one newsletter exclusive tip of something that I think would help you make the most of whatever I am showing you this week. The sign up is below this post.
A fragrant way to add an uplifting dried detail to your winter design.
Take the whole waste free design concept a whole lot further by displaying all your Christmas simmer pot ingredients... ready to be harvested as needed.
A fun way to make a winter design glow.
I wanted my Zipper to be "edgy" rather than "peaceful", so using bamboo or reeds or willow would not be appropriate.
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...
An impossibly delicate wreath shape that will last... and last... all Festive Season long.
Up-cycle a pot scrubber to get a huge roll of very pretty copper wire
And of course I would add the environmentally friendly-estest floral design option to top all the rest. Reusable and upcycled... and smells wonderful.
Advanced level Workshop: For my Easter Parade Demonstration I made 6 hand-tied designs within armatures. The concept was to pick up the design while demonstrating and to literally...
An almost Christmas... Christmas wreath featured in the winter edition of Flora Magazine.
A tumbling fall leaf design making use of the autumn leaves that are already falling to the ground.
oh yes, a light an airy design showing off those very first autumn leaves.
A Floral Art Demonstration by Floral Trends Design Group with music, narration and pictorial presentation.
A closer look at my design at the 20th anniversary of Canada Blooms and The Toronto Flower Show