Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
T-connect twigs to shadow a design
A Hanna-Kubari inspired design detail
Cut a short twig
Split the twig with a sharp knife
Slip the twig into the slit until it gets lightly pinched in place and glue it into the design
I wanted my beads to softly float above my snowball posy. If I glued the beads to some of the flowers it would just disappear in the mass of twigs and flowers.
Cut a few willow twigs to split to create legs for the armature
Hana-Kubari is an Ikebana flower mechanic. Only natural materials such as pebbles, sticks and branches can be seen to support the flowers. Traditionally no twine or wire, nails,...
Some designs really do just make themselves. I received this tiny vase for Christmas from Marius (thank you, Marius!) and while cleaning out my design room I found this little...
Create a minimal design with a few leaves to keep is all upright.
A Merry Christmas Twig Snowflake
Stand tulips upright in a shallow container with a suspended twig armature.
Design 2: Up-cycle drinking straws to make tiny test tubes to hold the orchids on my willow twig blind.
A floral design snapshot of what it looks like when walking down the streets of Vancouver this week.
I designed my posy to be light and feathery but also earthly, like a fresh snowball gathered from a forest floor.