My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Bound to Keep

Bound to Keep floral art design

April is

Catch a butterfly orchid

a promise

Beaded Hazel twigs

that May

Weave palm leves to suspend the flower

is bound

Phalaenopsis orchid, palm leave and hazel twigs

to keep

Quote by Hal Borland

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23 April 2014 Flower catcher

Keep a flower suspended just above water with palm leaves

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...

14 January 2011 Ripping Flax

Flax can be ripped into fibres creating long and versatile strips

25 August 2011 Placing orchids in test tubes

Cut the Phalaenopsis orchid with a bit of green stem attached. This will make them last longer.

Favourite Flowers


Phalaenopsis, Moth orchid

Related Designs

13 January 2016 Once Upon A Time

Stack and glue a Grass Pyramid Armature

13 July 2016 Woven

Weave a canopy or parachute shaped armature for orchids to perch on

15 January 2020 This way we connect

Weave a connected panel to frame a single orchid.