My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

A Shade of Summer

A Shade of Summer floral art design

Shadow

Lily grass and hydrangea hat

Shelter,

Twist and weave the lily grass

Cover,

Twist and weave the lily grass around the wire

Shield,

Hydrangea and rosary vine

Screen,

Ripped lily grass trail over the hydrangeas

Shadiness

Lily grass summer hat

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Tutorials

20 July 2016 Twisted Lily Grass sun hat

Twist and weave a sun hat from blades of lily grass

30 May 2012 Drying Hydrangeas: Fast, Flat or Natural

Use all three methods to dry hydrangeas to get three very different textures to use in design work.

8 June 2011 Foliage Weaving

For this tutorial I focus on a simple weave pattern that does not require you to soften or prepare the leaves to be more durable or flexible. This is the starting point in...

30 August 2011 Removing Oasis Floral Adhesive glue spills

The finish of every design should be flawless. Make sure there are no bits of glue visible in your design by carefully removing all traces of spills.

15 October 2014 Thanks Weaving Hat

This is the basic pattern used to weave a hat

28 August 2013 Barely there Mad Hatter's Top Hat

Glue sisal fibers to create a floral top hat

14 January 2011 Ripping Flax

Flax can be ripped into fibres creating long and versatile strips

Favourite Flowers

Hydrangea

Hydrangea, when cultivated as a cut flower rather as a plant it is often revered to as Hortensia

Ceropegia woodii

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

Related Designs

5 April 2017 Easter Bonnet

Weave a delicate Pillbox hat

26 July 2017 Beat the summer heat

Tangle some wire to set flowers in water

9 August 2017 Hat tip

Tip a mortarboard inspired top at an angle for a glass design

29 August 2018 It’s not that it is inexpensive… it’s priceless!

Yes, this Coil slip on sandals design is in my book: the effortless floral craftsman, a floral crafter’s guide to crafting with nature ... it is also the first design from the...

29 May 2019 Creative Competition

This week I am so excited to share my article and design that was published in the recent issue of the Floral Art Society of New Zealand's Academy Magazine for NZ qualified...

19 June 2019 Club together

Last Wednesday I had such a flowery fun evening teaching a collaborative floral carpet workshop focusing on braiding and weaving ideas from my book the effortless floral craftsman...

19 June 2019 Magic Flying Floral Carpet Ride -Collaborative Workshop

Some picture highlights from our collaborative workshop that I taught focusing on braiding and weaving techniques to create a floral carpet design.

15 October 2014 Thanks-Weaving

Weaving a hat with an autumn leaf and rose hip garland