My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

A Bundle of Pretty

A Bundle of Pretty floral art design.

Cluster beautiful

Ripped flax armature

Group lovely

Boat orchids and rosary vine flower arrangement

Collection exquisite

Cymbidium, Ceropegia woodii and  Phormium floral design

Gather gorgeous

Cymbidium, Ceropegia woodii and  Phormium contemporary flower arrangement.

Together divine

Cymbidium and Ceropegia woodii in a no foam Phormium armature

Bundle pretty

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Tutorials

20 June 2018 Bundled Phormium with a secret water source

Rip Phormium to create a freestanding bundle armature design.

14 January 2011 Ripping Flax

Flax can be ripped into fibres creating long and versatile strips

25 April 2012 A plait, a braid or a French knot grass collar

"Plaid" and "braid" are synonyms, and where you are from will most likely dictate whether you use plait (British) or braid (American or Celtic). Some people also refer to...

3 January 2011 Syringe with tube

Easy way to fill test tubes and easiest way to remove water from a vase

3 May 2017 Three Twig Bundle Braid

Braid bundles of twigs to create an armature for flowers to dance in

23 August 2017 Twirl a ripped Phormium pumpkin pod

Rip the New Zealand flax to create a delicate fiber armature

22 May 2012 Spiral twig frog

Multiple tiny twigs create a flower frog to keep the delicate buds and leaves in the exact spot you want.

Favourite Flowers

Cymbidium

Cymbidium, Boat Orchid

Ceropegia woodii

Rosary vine, Chain of Hearts, Collar of hearts and String of hearts

Phormium

Flax, New Zealand flax

Related Designs

28 August 2019 But... what are you Like?

A fun design... with a hula skirt (...for the cool summer breeze to arrange and rearrange)

24 April 2012 Words Matter.

Braiding and plaiting and knotting hair is a huge trend in hairdressing at the moment. Intricate little plaits are draped over long flowing hair to add complexity and quirk. ...

3 May 2017 Oh just...

Braid a few twigs to dance around your flowers

23 August 2017 Almost is still not quite

Weave just a hint of the Autumn to come

13 September 2017 Around again

Tape a grid at the edge of a container

22 May 2012 Lean

Place short twigs, leaning to one side to create a flower frog