My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Bowled Over

Bowled Over floral art design

affected with

Oncidium orchids in a grass armature

sudden

Grass sphere with Oncidium orchids

and great

Contrasting weaving and free curving grass

wonder

Oncidium orchid sphere

or surprise

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Tutorials

15 April 2015 Stretching leaves and foliage into a ringlet curl

Most leaves and foliage can be slightly manipulated to curve or curl.

8 May 2012 Nestled grass pebble

Weave a grass pebble for flowers to nestle in

13 March 2013 Grass shelter for a glass bubble vase

Weave a shelter around a glass vase

14 September 2011 Looping the lily grass shape

Loop lily grass around a basic structure or shape made from paper.

1 October 2012 Weaving a ball shaped Dew-drop Catcher from grass

Weave a sphere from grass

9 November 2011 Curve a flower around the design with a T-wire

Gently bend and secure the Alstroemeria flower head into the twig design

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

Oncidium

Dancing lady

Related Designs

11 November 2015 Balancing Act

Bend dried fall leaves to balance on the edge of a glass container

2 March 2016 Beginning

Glue a Midelino Cane Coil Globe Cup to display beautiful Gloriosa lilies

22 June 2016 Perfection

Spiral grass to create a nest for the lady slipper orchids

25 January 2017 What is in a basket of spectacular?

Weave a basket with dangling edges for a single orchid display

1 February 2017 Not yet Spring, Spring but a spring

Coil wire and grass to create a spring

5 April 2017 Easter Bonnet

Weave a delicate Pillbox hat

17 May 2017 Nobody move!

Weave a small basket with a lid to keep fluffy treasures in

26 July 2017 Beat the summer heat

Tangle some wire to set flowers in water

25 July 2018 Lemon Aid

Use a lemon as a stopper to keep floral material in place

27 February 2019 It’s a trap!

Weave a trap to keep your floral details suspended in a square container.

14 August 2019 For a longer lasting Summer

A creative way to keep foliage hydrated for a cool, water filled summer design.