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Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Hole-ding it’s breath

Hole-ding it’s breath floral art design

It’s the moment before the Autumn leaves change

Almost autumn floral design

No longer summer but not yet cold.

Dried sweet pea vine armature

Autumn but not quite.

Early Autumn wreath

Everything is sun steeped but not yet bursting with colour.

Fall wreath flower arrangement

It’s like every tree is holding their breath getting ready for the show.

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Tutorials

12 September 2018 Off-center hole-wreath armature

Craft a slightly off center wreath from dried vines and grasses for Phalaenopsis orchids.

4 January 2011 Drinking straw "test tubes"

When you need to keep a tiny stem hydrated this is just what you need.

26 August 2015 Sun baked Sweetpea vine wreath

A perfect way to use a Lathyrus vine after all it flowered

1 November 2011 Weaving a twig wreath

For my design I wanted the wreath to look wind blown so I added a few loosely woven twigs into the weave. I also wanted to emphasize the autumn colours so I added a twirling...

1 July 2015 Washi paper (Rakusui) split tube

Rip up the Washi paper for a lace fine armature for floral art

Favourite Flowers

Lathyrus

Sweet pea

Phalaenopsis

Phalaenopsis, Moth orchid

Related Designs

21 November 2018 The effortless floral craftsman, a floral crafter's guide to crafting with nature Book Launch Demonstration

My book launch demonstration was hosted by my flower-buddies from the Capilano Flower Arranging Club. We looked at what influences our own effortless style... that "thing" that...

21 November 2018 Rules!

The first design I did for my book launch demonstration looking at aspects that influences my effortless style of designing.

27 March 2019 Like trying to find a water tube in a eggshell stack

A fun Spring and Easter design with stacked eggshells.

26 August 2015 Bent

Weave a wreath from sweetpea stems and tendrils

15 July 2015 So Fine

Use transparencies to create floating devices for the flower material

1 July 2015 At a Stretch

Glue a paper tube floral art structure

14 April 2011 In the Bag

My bag was woven from re-purposed wire and recycled fishing line and tiny stems of growing sweet pea plants and orchids