My creative workbook

Christine de Beer Floral Lifestyle Design

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.

Bundle of twigs and wire

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.

Twig twist

Slip a twig into the fold and twist the wire twice around the twig at both sides.

Twig blind

Continue to add twigs until you have the length you require.

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Christine de Beer

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.



Salix matsudana "Tortuosa"

Curly Willow, Chinese Willow, Tortured Willow, Globe Willow, Dragon's Claw, Hankow Willow