My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Almost is still not quite

Almost is still not quite floral art design

It’s already in the air

Flax pumpkin

the slightest hints...

Ivy and flax and kalanchoe

just a drop or two… of yellow, and red and rust

Ivy and flax and kalanchoe woven pumpkin

and tendrils

Ivy and kalanchoe woven flax pumpkin

and pumpkins

Preserved Ivy and kalanchoe woven pumpkin

but not quite... orange and brown and spice

Ivy and flax and kalanchoe woven pumpkin for almost Autumn

and the smell of apples and toffee

Ivy and flax and kalanchoe wrapped woven pumpkin

almost …

Hedera and  phormium and kalanchoe wrapped woven pumpkin

but not quite.

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Tutorials

23 August 2017 Twirl a ripped Phormium pumpkin pod

Rip the New Zealand flax to create a delicate fiber armature

14 January 2011 Ripping Flax

Flax can be ripped into fibres creating long and versatile strips

4 June 2014 Weaving a ring basket

Create a wire frame and weave ripped foliage around it

26 March 2014 Foliage doughnut corsage with a hidden Boutstix Floral Magnet

Wrap a foliage circle to9 create a base for a magnetized corsage

3 July 2013 Messy summer floral nest

Wrap and weave and twirl and dangle foliage to create a spiral nest

16 May 2013 Weaving a pod shape from ripped foliage

Weave a pod shape armature

27 February 2013 Ripped Foliage Mesh

Create a delicate mesh over the design

6 November 2012 Ripped Grass Frame

Create a sheltered or veiled design by framing the outer edge of your armature (in this case thick cardboard) with long strands of grass

16 May 2012 Mikado Reed drop shaped nest

A sturdy shape made by binding Mikado reeds keeps the thin strands of flax in place.

19 October 2011 Making a parasol

I glued wooden slats into a frame and then wove flax string to create the floral parasol

Favourite Flowers

Kalanchoe

Christmas Kalanchoe, Kalanchöe or Kalanchoë

Phormium

Flax, New Zealand flax

Related Designs

18 April 2018 Swing Vine

Weave a delicate vine swing to nestle a small vase with spring flowers in

20 June 2018 A Bundle of Pretty

A dried bundle of ripped flax hides a secret water source for the orchids

7 November 2018 Grab your party mittens, flower buds… it’s Book Launch Day!

Celebrating my book launch by knotting floral mittens using the design Tutorial from my book and the template from the free gift template booklet.

4 June 2014 All white, just not quite

My article and woven ring basket design featured in the summer issue of <strong>DIY Weddings Magazine</strong>

16 May 2013 Natural, naturally

Weave a armature to rest a lily on

27 March 2013 In one basket

Weave a nest for an Easter design

6 November 2012 Mr. Stalk, the Seriously Terrifying Scarecrow, on his Day Off

An easy going design of ripped grass and calla lilies. But look a bit closer. See if you can find Mr. Stalk relaxing somewhere between the blades of grass.

18 September 2012 Tying the knot and loosening those curls

Romantic rose centerpiece with just a bit of an edge featured in the DIY Wedding Magazine

10 September 2012 Tying the knot

Gypsophilla design with Celtic love knots featured in the DIY Wedding Magazine

16 May 2012 On the first warm day in May

A ripped flax, Ranunculus and Mikado Reed drop shaped nest

19 October 2011 In an Oriental Manner

I wanted my parasol design to be thoroughly me, and thoroughly contemporary yet respectful of the guiding rules and methods shared by the different schools of Ikebana.

18 March 2011 SHAPE

Chrysanthemum Hourglass

4 December 2013 Red, Redder, Reddest!

My article and flower girl net basket design featured in the Red!issue of <strong>DIY Weddings Magazine</strong>

6 May 2015 Tape and Wrap

Design Two from my Inspiration Video: Use the same floral ingredients, willow twigs, Lichen, Spanish Moss, Kalanchoe and Gypsophila to make three distinctly different contemporary...

2 December 2015 Stacking the odds in your favour

Cover a wire frame for a winter kissing bough.

16 December 2015 Christmas Waves

Twist a Kalanchoe and Ivy vine Christmas tree mobile

19 April 2012 In a nutshell

Sunday April 22 is Earth day and a tiny floral fridge magnet is a wonderful reminder of just how beautiful our planet is.

13 May 2015 Encased

Design Three from my Inspiration Video: Use the same floral ingredients, willow twigs, Lichen, Spanish Moss, Kalanchoe and Gypsophila to make three distinctly different...

30 April 2015 Layer

Design One from my Inspiration Video: Use the same floral ingredients, willow twigs, Lichen, Spanish Moss, Kalanchoe and Gypsophila to make three distinctly different contemporary...