Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Detailing a messy edged grass basket
For detailed Tutorials on how to weave with foliage and how to weave this (and other) fresh grass baskets see the links below
Weave the cube basket shape (I wove this basket around a cubed glass vase)
Cut the blunt edges of the grass at an angle
Give the grass another cut
... so that the blunt ends now look just like the natural points of the blades of grass
Curl the loose blades of grass to create an elegant curve. See the Tutorial below for detailed instructions on how to curl grass
For this tutorial I focus on a simple weave pattern that does not require you to soften or prepare the leaves to be more durable or flexible. This is the starting point in...
Most leaves and foliage can be slightly manipulated to curve or curl.
Wrap grass around a flat wire shape to create a delicate bridal basket design
A great all natural gift decorating alternative
Once you figure out how to do the corners weaving a diagonal shape is actually not that hard to do.
Weave a basket with dangling edges for a single orchid display
My article and grass wedding basket design.
This is a great "space-keeper" design. The tulip will continue to grow into the vase height as they open... but until then the grass platform part of the design diverts your...
A closer look at my design at Canada Blooms and The Toronto Flower Show last week. The show was cancelled right after we staged the designs due to COVID-19 concerns.
Here are a few more examples of woven flax. I also use Typha, palm, iris leaves, Kyogi paper, boat orchid leaves and aspidistra to weave with.