My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

For just this moment… let’s take a break

For just this moment… let’s take a break floral art design

Something pretty special, pretty quick … to take a load off

Lisianthus buds

put your feet up

Lisianthus buds in an upright floral design

hang loose

Lisianthus bud flower arrangement

recline a while

Minimalist floral art

settle back a bit

… and for just this moment- let’s take a break

I know it is short notice, but what are you doing tonight? Why not join me at my book launch demonstration in North Vancouver? The evening is hosted by the Capilano Flower Arranging Club. Email Joyce capilanoflowerarrangingclub.gmail.com for more details

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Tutorials

14 November 2018 Create a break in a willow twig to support a flower stem

Break a willow twig at and angle to support your flowers

11 February 2015 Stripping foliage from weaving stems

Remove foliage from stems to weave with

19 February 2013 Manipulating stems: Snapping at an angle, Bending, Spiraling, Curling and Straightening

Most stems, twigs and even sturdier branches can be bend into shapes. It takes practice and more than a bit of patience. The main idea is to slowly manipulate the branch without...

27 January 2016 Sprouting willow armature

Carefully manipulate and bend green willow stems to place in water to sprout as an armature for tulips to mature and open

28 January 2015 Well Rooted Sprouting Willow Weave

Weave a sprouting armature

3 January 2018 Using a fork in a twig to “peg” a stem in place

A easy to use Hana Kubari technique

26 April 2017 Hana-Kubari twig

Slip a twig over the side of a container to keep an elegant flower stem upright

1 April 2015 Hana-kubari Bamboo

Hana-Kubari is an Ikebana flower mechanic. Only natural materials such as pebbles, sticks and branches can be seen to support the flowers. Traditionally no twine or wire, nails,...

22 May 2012 Bite and snap a sturdy twig

Break the sturdy twig on the scribe line.

Favourite Flowers

Eustoma

Lisianthus, Texan Poppy, Texas Bluebell, Tulip Gentian, Prairie Gentian

Salix matsudana "Tortuosa"

Curly Willow, Chinese Willow, Tortured Willow, Globe Willow, Dragon's Claw, Hankow Willow

Related Designs

16 January 2019 Every. Single. Week.

Stand tulips upright in a shallow container with a suspended twig armature.

27 January 2016 Well, I'll be

Manipulate fresh willow stems to create a sprouting armature for long tulip stems

28 January 2015 In a State of Flow

weave some willow to use as an armature

3 January 2018 Happy Coincidence!

Some designs really do just make themselves. I received this tiny vase for Christmas from Marius (thank you, Marius!) and while cleaning out my design room I found this little...

20 April 2016 That Will Be

Freestanding willow twig armature design

2 September 2015 Happy Dance

Split a few bamboo sections to create a happy water source for miniature orchids