My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Daffodillily

Daffodillily floral design by Christine de Beer

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Delicate weaving tutorials for flower arrangers

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Original floral art ideas for floral designers

Get out all those knits...

How to weave with vines

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Adding unique details to sustainable flower arrangements

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Weaving with plant material

sweater season!

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Tutorials

9 September 2020 Weave a daffodil corona inspired sweater for a lily

Knit a corona (as in that inside skirt like part of a daffodil) by weaving a Ceropegia woodii vine around the stamen filament of a lily.

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...

8 July 2015 Using a pin to place tiny dew drop crystals

It's sometimes difficult to place a tiny crystal or bead exactly where you want it.

2 January 2011 Lilies

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

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

Weave a sphere from grass

14 August 2019 Long lasting Lily and lily grass ball

Keep all the fresh flower material hydrated in water by weaving the stems from one side of the vase to the other.

3 April 2013 Twin Leaf Weave

Weave two palm leaves together to create a floral grid

23 April 2014 Flower catcher

Keep a flower suspended just above water with palm leaves

19 February 2014 Weave a foliage grid for a shallow container

Keep flowers neatly in a shallow container

8 May 2019 Fill a trumpet shaped flower cup with... more flowers!

A hidden water source small enough to fit into a dainty flower.

14 January 2015 Weaving Slippers from Foliage

Weave slip on shoes from palm leaves

20 July 2016 Twisted Lily Grass sun hat

Twist and weave a sun hat from blades of lily grass

5 April 2017 Weaving a Pillbox hat from grass

Use the "over and under" weaving pattern to weave a round, upright hat with a flat top and no brim.

Favourite Flowers

Lilium

Lily

Ceropegia woodii

Rosary vine, Chain of Hearts, Collar of hearts and String of hearts

Related Designs

1 October 2012 How to catch a dew drop:

Weave a sphere from grass to catch a precious and exquisite and perfect glistening early autumn dew drop

14 August 2019 For a longer lasting Summer

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

3 April 2013 April showers bring May flowers

After a long winter it is always fun to use the first spring bulb flowers!

23 April 2014 Bound to Keep

Weave and tie a decorative catcher to suspend flowers

19 February 2014 Come on Over

Weave an open foliage flower frog

8 May 2019 It takes more than one person to invent a trumpet!

Filling a trumpet flower cup... with more flowers!

14 January 2015 Take a load off

Weave slippers from foliage

20 July 2016 A Shade of Summer

Twist and weave a lily grass summer hat

5 April 2017 Easter Bonnet

Weave a delicate Pillbox hat