Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Suspend a tiny flower over a large water filled container in a sandwich knot support
Fill a large vase with water.
Place a long stemmed monstera leaf in the vase.
The leaf should just, just pop out above the surface. This helps to keep the tiny stem of the flower under the water so that it remains hydrated.
Rip a blade of lily grass...
Book readers turn to page 46 where I show you how to make rope (basic cordage) to see how to rip grass.
For more information about my book: The Effortless Floral Craftsman
But to get you started I have also linked a Tutorial below this post.
Use another section of ripped grass to wrap around two pieces of ripped grass and to knot the two pieces together.
Make a second knot below the first and cut the dangling knot pieces away.
Slip the delicate flower between the knots... but be careful. If the fit is too tight you run the risk of damaging the flower or pinching it so that it can not take up water.
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Split the grass and slip it... one ripped section over and the other under the monstera leaf to keep it suspended in the water. Let the other end of the grass bundle rest on the edge of the vase.
Add a bit of love to your blossom branches with hanging heart knots.
Create a minimal design by placing a single flower on a platform
Suspend a flower for an unusual but minimalist design over a leaning container lid.
Connect strips of ripped grass to create a knotted armature for short stemmed flowers
Create a rigid grid to place over a glass vase to keep flower material in place
Light and airy addition to a floral design to celebrate summer
Gently curve ripped foliage over flowers to add a cooling movement to a minimal summer design.
... a something to look forward to design that makes you lean in closer to see what might still be.
A easy going summer design that makes full use of the imperfections you harvest from your cut garden.
Place a water tube at an angle in lumber so that the Zantedeschia float just above the base to show off the delicate grass snippets scattered up the stem
Urgh… my glass cake stand broke leaving me with a still beautiful, but now mismatched and extremely inspirational lid...
Celebrating my book launch by knotting floral mittens using the design Tutorial from my book and the template from the free gift template booklet.
Knot a grid to place over a glass bubble vase to keep plant material in place
Yes, this Coil slip on sandals design is in my book: the effortless floral craftsman, a floral crafter’s guide to crafting with nature ... it is also the first design from the...
A cooling design for early summer days with swinging ripped grass and more than enough water for thirsty hydrangeas.