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.
Even long nose pliers without grooves still damage soft aluminum wire. Pad the pliers with a plaster.
The cage spirals to form a basket that wrap around the plump ripe berries (or you can slip in a flower) to hang as connections between the twigs.
Create an off-centre, slightly away from the pumpkin, lid with the stem section.
Cut the sepal from the fruit
I wanted my pumpkin to lift its head slightly so that it is easy to see the beautiful sepals inside. Making tiny legs also prevent the pumpkin from rolling.
Made from dried cherry twigs and a skeleton leaf.
Guide the fall leaves into the slats with the long length of a needle
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.
I wanted to make a thin and delicate fan with open spaced slats for weaving plant material through.