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Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Blown Away

Floral Art Design: Blown Away seen from the front

It is also extremely light weight and can easily be Blown Away and thrashed into a tangle of curls.

Floral Art Design:Blown Away

Blown Away Design

Blown Away Kyogi curls detail

To stay with the Japanese theme I placed Phalaenopsis Orchids scattered like blossoms blowing in the wind.

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Tutorials

11 July 2011 Paper Foundation for Kyogi paper wood curls

Gently curl and tuck strips of Kyogi paper to form a tangle of curls and scatter a few orchids to create the impression that a gust of wind just blew it that way

21 July 2011 Weaving a bird

I wove my bird from shaved wood but you can also use flax, coconut palm (more traditional) or paper or ribbon

21 July 2011 Weaving a fan basket

Dark and dramatic burgundy lilies are tucked in low to line a fan shaped basket that unravels into an unruly nest

Favourite Flowers

Phalaenopsis

Phalaenopsis, Moth orchid

Related Designs

21 July 2011 Tradition and Technique, Technique and Tradition

When you need inspiration for a design problem study a Traditional Craft- you will be amazed!