Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
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.
Loops and straight sections of lily grass connected into a grass harness
Loop lily grass around a basic structure or shape made from paper.
Create a light and transparent collar-base for the large composite flower to nestle into.
A t-wire create a stem to insert grass or twigs to shadow a design without laying flat
I used to make baskets full of these when I was a little girl. We had a big Acasia thorn tree and I used to spear my “roses” onto the tree pretending I was the fairy responsible...
The finish of every design should be flawless. Make sure there are no bits of glue visible in your design by carefully removing all traces of spills.