Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Dance lessons from the Autumn leaves
First you Sway
Then turn, turn, turn
Half a Tumble and
Wave, wave, wave...
flutter and finish with a
twirl, twirl, twirl
Spike fall leaves and water tubes to create a minimal radiating autumn display
Threat a stack of leaves to dry so that they shrivel and dry up in a similar way.
Include a single floret (such as an orchid) or bundle a few weaker stems (such as lily of the valley) into an arrangement or hand tie by wiring a test tube to a stick.
Glue a few twigs to display Autumn flowers and foliage on
Skeletonized leaves can be shaped while wet to create shapes
Build up a design in a shallow container by stacking it by threading the plant material into the teeth of a pin cushion in three levels.
Tie Midelino Cane coils to make a spiral armature
Glue potting soil to polystyrene to create a natural looking armature
An Autumn Equinox design that captures the moment before the spectacular colour burst of autumn floats around again
Cut stems of Gladiolus to place in a radiating summer design.
Celebrate the bright colours of autumn with lilies and Chinese lanterns