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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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Tutorials

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

Cymbidium, Boat Orchid

Strelitzia

Crane Flower, Bird of Paradise, Birds, Strelitzia

Related Designs

16 August 2017 Making Ends Meet

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