My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

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Almost... all over floral art design

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Minimal summer flower arrangement

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Minimal summer floral design

… high and low

Original and unusual floral design mechanics

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Self expression through art

from the beginning to end

Simple but effective floral design ideas

Well… almost, almost all over!

The Effortless Floral craftsman nook now available at retailers

… once a new book is published it takes a little while for it to “spread through the network” and become widely available to buy from retailers. I am so happy to share with you that it is now even easier to order your copy of my book! You can find The Effortless Floral Craftsman from online book sellers such as Barnes and Noble, Walmart, Booktopia, Foyles, Waterstones, Hive, OpenTrolley Bookstore, of course Amazon and even Ebay!
... to name just a few.

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Tutorials

12 June 2019 Loop-over grass veil for a cool summer design

A cool and minimal floral design for summer.

7 January 2015 So many ways to use a Kenzan to hold floral materials

How to place various sizes of plant material in a Kenzan

2 January 2011 Lilies

How to keep Lilies in bud for longer. Removing the pollen. Stringing a Lily Garland.

30 March 2012 Keep pod shaped flowers in bud for longer

Sometimes you want to keep flowers in tight bud for as long as possible to suit your design

2 August 2017 Two vase, two level Phormium snippets

Design in two levels by using two vases, the smaller slipped into a bigger one.

12 March 2014 Grass tunnel that stays just so

Snip, roll and glue a few blades of grass to create a design feature

27 August 2014 Loosely woven grass on Driftwood

Loosely weave grass on a piece of driftwood for an informal armature

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...

Favourite Flowers

Lilium

Lily

Related Designs

6 June 2018 Hi-Lo

Perfect stems, perfect flowers. Needs nothing more.

10 June 2015 Gotcha!

Hana Kubari lily stems

19 September 2018 Before I show you my book- let me show you my book

… and why we call this the special craftsmanship edition

14 February 2018 Two Are

Equisetum Valentine's hearts

1 June 2016 The ties that Bind

Bind a lily to create a trumpet shape as it opens

3 April 2011 One Singular Sensation

Three Lilies plaited to create a sensational, singular flower "growing" out of a Equisetum dome filled with Rainbow Oasis pebbles.

15 November 2017 Alchemy

Gently stand leaves upright in a Kenzan

2 August 2017 Grace

Use snips and snippets and leftovers to create a design of it's own

18 February 2015 Snail Away

Spiral roll a snail to add to this sunny design

17 September 2014 Still

My bark bowl design and tutorial featured in the <strong>Centrepiece Wedding Magazine</strong>

27 August 2014 Brought Together

Loosely weave blades of grass together

12 March 2014 Petrichor

A minimalist design in a shallow tray

11 April 2011 Veiled Sunshine:50th Anniversary of the South African Orchid Society at the Cape Town Convention Centre.

Bright and sunny cymbidium orchids and roses, lilies, lisianthus and pincushions