Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Lyrics from the U2 song, Grace (All you can’t leave behind)
Design in two levels by using two vases, the smaller slipped into a bigger one.
Multiple tiny twigs create a flower frog to keep the delicate buds and leaves in the exact spot you want.
Break the water flow when you fill a vase with details in that can move with the stream of water
Cut short bamboo lengths to keep your flower material upright in a shallow and narrow container
New growth is really difficult to design with and definitely needs to be conditioned and placed in a water source
Rolled leaves offer support for floral stems
Komiwara is a classic and traditional Ikebana technique used in a Rikka design. Designers would usually bundle straw to keep the flowers in place.
Twist lily grass slightly to create a spiral for the orchids to nestle in
I would definitely describe my own personal style as minimalist classic... but with an edgy twist.
Loop a grass veil over a lily stem to create a minimalist summer design.
Flax Christmas tree "cake" for the Floral Trends Design Group end of the year function.