Christine de Beer Floral Lifestyle Design
Flax, New Zealand flax
New Zealand and Norfolk Island
Grey green or coloured edges and central ribs. Dries to a light green or stone
Cultivated varieties range from green through pink to deep russet bronze. Also variegated cultivars with leaves marked by contrasted stripes of green, red, bronze, pink and yellow
Eight to ten days. Dries to a light grey green
Sweet nectar produced by the flowers
Flax leaves are very versatile. Use the leaves as accents or line in a design or wrap oasis. Mostly I weave and plait with the fibers or strips.
Hydrate the long leaves by bathing them in a bath of cold water. Wipe the leaf clean and if needed treat with leaf-shine. Do not condition the leaves before ripping
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This is my ongoing creative workbook to research and capture design projects and techniques. You will mostly find ideas for floral art but I will also include some other projects such as gift packaging, cards and even cake decorating with a few lifestyle projects arranged in between.
Everything you see in this workbook was designed, made and photographed by me, unless specific credit is given to another designer.