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Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Inserting leaves into slim slats

Slip the fall leave between the slats with a needle

Slip the fall leave between the slats with a needle. Don't pierce or cut the leaf, just guide it in with the thin length of the needle. Use the long stems to weave into the grass for extra stability.

Weave the Viburnum berries into the floral fan design

Lastly, weave the berry stems into the grass, and then secure both the leaves and berries with additional grass tufts woven at the front and back.

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21 September 2011 Birch wood coffee stir sticks fan

I wanted to make a thin and delicate fan with open spaced slats for weaving plant material through.

21 September 2011 Weaving with tufts of grass

The fine sections of grass are securely woven and interwoven and resting on the wooden slats. It looks very fragile but is secure enough to use.

8 June 2011 Foliage Weaving

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...

19 October 2011 Making a parasol

I glued wooden slats into a frame and then wove flax string to create the floral parasol

Related Designs

21 September 2011 All things being Equal

The fan is made from 18 coffee stir sticks and dressed with a veil of grass, fall leaves and Viburnum berries