Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Splitting the chopsticks or a wooden branch, such as a willow twig creates a natural (and glue-less!) clamp.
This traditional Ikebana technique is called Hana-Kubari (pioneered by the Japanese Artist Keita Kawasaki).
I wanted my parasol design to be thoroughly me, and thoroughly contemporary yet respectful of the guiding rules and methods shared by the different schools of Ikebana.
Split a few bamboo sections to create a happy water source for miniature orchids
Some designs really do just make themselves. I received this tiny vase for Christmas from Marius (thank you, Marius!) and while cleaning out my design room I found this little...