Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Weave a willow twig blind
Weave twigs in parallel to create a twig blind with strong horizontal lines and weave the twigs far apart to create negative spaces between each twig to draw attention to the natural shape and curves of each piece of willow.
I used a bundle of dried willow twigs and two sections of binding wire. Each section of wire is double the length of what you want the blind to be. Fold each length of wire in half.
Slip a twig into the fold and twist the wire twice around the twig at both sides.
Continue to add twigs until you have the length you require.
A Floral Art Demonstration by Floral Trends Design Group with music, narration and pictorial presentation.
Design 2: Up-cycle drinking straws to make tiny test tubes to hold the orchids on my willow twig blind.
I have always been fascinated, as a designer, by the idea that there is a point when extremes or direct contrasts flip into its opposite.
My contemporary floral art design demonstrated at the Canada Blooms flower show in Toronto.
A demonstration presented at Canada Blooms, Toronto, Canada I was invited to share the stage with designers from Bermuda, United Kingdom, France, South Africa, Barbados, United...