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Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Floating Boat Orchid

Orchid floating in a birds of paradise leaf

This is such a uncomplicated design. I filled a Strelitzia leaf with water and set the orchid into the water to float. Add a minimal foliage (cordyline or fountain grass) weave to bring out the burgundy freckled markings in the orchid petals

Cymbidium orchid with a foliage weave

I used a few river rocks for balance.

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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...

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


Cymbidium, Boat Orchid


Crane Flower, Bird of Paradise, Birds, Strelitzia

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16 August 2017 Making Ends Meet

Criss-cross corset style connect the gaps in a Monstera deliciosa leaf