Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
In no time at all
You see… what you do is...
... snip and slip.
Slip a twig over the side of a container to keep an elegant flower stem upright
Cut a few willow twigs to split to create legs for the armature
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,...
Split bamboo stems to create a water source for dancing orchids
Splitting the chopsticks or a wooden branch, such as a willow twig creates a natural (and glue-less!) clamp.
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...
Create a minimal design with a few leaves to keep is all upright.
Stand tulips upright in a shallow container with a suspended twig armature.
An all plant zero waste, levitating, twig (with just a splatter of autumn leaves, a breath of spiderweb and float of roots) Halloween decoration with an eerie bat skeleton made...
Keeping this tulip upright requires less magic and more hot glue skills... but it looks magical never the less.
A floral design snapshot of what it looks like when walking down the streets of Vancouver this week.
A twig and stick design with sweet dumpling pumpkins and rosary vine (Ceropegia woodii). I also made a cherry twig and skeleton leaf Stick Insect
Floral Craftsmanship Article in the Canadian Florist Magazine
My third design in my demonstration at the BC Floral Art Society meeting