My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Hi-Lo

Hi-Lo floral art design

“Think left and think right

Two tall lilies stems in a floral design

and

Equisetum and lily flower arrangement

think low and think high.

Beautiful lilies

Oh, the thinks you can think up

Minimalist floral design

if only you try!”

Quote by Dr Seuss

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Tutorials

7 January 2015 Securing a kenzan

Temporarily adhere a traditional Ikebana Kenzan or pincushion to a shallow container.

7 January 2015 So many ways to use a Kenzan to hold floral materials

How to place various sizes of plant material in a Kenzan

14 January 2011 Ripping Flax

Flax can be ripped into fibres creating long and versatile strips

2 January 2011 Lilies

How to keep Lilies in bud for longer. Removing the pollen. Stringing a Lily Garland.

14 February 2018 Wire two Equisetum shoots into a heart

A wire in the hollow cavity inside a shoot of equisetum makes it easy to manipulate into a heart

1 January 2011 Equisetum

Create a natural flower "test tube" or a light with Equisetum

Favourite Flowers

Equisetum

Scouring Rush, Horsetail, snake grass, puzzle grass

Lilium

Lily

Related Designs

17 April 2019 Hopping with Excitement

A hoppingly-fun Spring design for Easter.

5 June 2019 Add up!

Stacking green stems to create an armature for short stemmed flowers.

12 June 2019 Almost... all over!

Loop a grass veil over a lily stem to create a minimalist summer design.

7 August 2019 Point Out: this is a single bunch of gladiolus!

Cut stems of Gladiolus to place in a radiating summer design.

15 November 2017 Alchemy

Gently stand leaves upright in a Kenzan

7 January 2015 Any Which Way

Using a traditional Ikabana Kenzan to place flowers in a shallow container

1 June 2016 The ties that Bind

Bind a lily to create a trumpet shape as it opens

21 June 2017 Playing Favourites

A quick and easy Kenzan design

25 February 2011 A Rock by any other Name...

It's not really what we call things that matter but what they are made of- in this design, it's made of all three types of Oasis and wool.

8 August 2012 Stringing in the rain

A veil of green wool, Spanish moss and dried hydrangeas hang over white lilies

3 April 2011 One Singular Sensation

Three Lilies plaited to create a sensational, singular flower "growing" out of a Equisetum dome filled with Rainbow Oasis pebbles.

10 June 2015 Gotcha!

Hana Kubari lily stems

14 February 2018 Two Are

Equisetum Valentine's hearts