Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
I wove my basic heart shape from shaven wood strips but you can use flax, grape vine, willow or any other flexible plant material
Curl the wire at irregular intervals to create a natural wire tendril similar to that of a passion fruit plant
Make a small loop the size of your ring to create a flat surface to glue your tiny plant material on.
Dark and dramatic burgundy lilies are tucked in low to line a fan shaped basket that unravels into an unruly nest
I wove my bird from shaved wood but you can also use flax, coconut palm (more traditional) or paper or ribbon
Gently curl and tuck strips of Kyogi paper to form a tangle of curls and scatter a few orchids to create the impression that a gust of wind just blew it that way
A tassel (also called a tuft) consist of: A suspending cord, the body, a fringed or ornamental skirt
I made about 100 rose stem test tubes for my Zipper Design
I wanted my Zipper to be "edgy" rather than "peaceful", so using bamboo or reeds or willow would not be appropriate.
I wanted a delicate, yet rough "fabric" to back my edgy Zipper. Something that will stand up to the thorns and rose twigs but not over power them. It definitely had to...
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...