My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Link

Link floral art design

To link in a loop

Twig wreaths

ring all around

Wreath weaving.

tie a connection

Pansies are Violas

join a bind

Pansies and Violas on a wreath

tie chain

Wreaths

wind a wreath

Pansies and Violas on twig wreaths

weaving a string

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Tutorials

24 May 2017 Chain link wreath weaving

Weave a few small wreaths to connect

11 February 2015 Stripping foliage from weaving stems

Remove foliage from stems to weave with

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...

24 May 2017 Designing an odd one out wreath

Adding floral material to a wreath design

4 January 2011 Drinking straw "test tubes"

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

7 September 2016 Willow flower crown

Loosely weave willow tips to create an ethereal crown

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...

25 January 2012 Weaving Willow spheres

I build up the spheres by weaving willow wreaths and then use those to shape the ball

8 July 2015 Overgrown Willow web inspired by a traditional Dream-catcher

I wanted my willow armature to hint of a web-like dreamcatcher that grows in the wild rather than being a precise replica of the traditional craft technique. But I did weave it...

24 February 2016 Willow Spring

Set willow tips into a spiral to create a spring design

18 January 2017 Chain-link string and twig armature

By removing every other twig you open up space for larger flowers to nestle in

23 July 2014 Twig Chain Garlands

Knot stems into decorative swinging chains

Related Designs

27 September 2017 As tendrils tend to do

Curl a wreath with tendrils to create a twig-pumpkin

28 February 2018 March Days

Line up a few frosted twigs to march across a shallow container

14 March 2018 Old, new trends

My article and willow birdcage design for wedding rings featured in DIY Weddings Magazine.

21 March 2018 Bring some Spring

Just like the weather is only hinting at spring, so is this design only hinting at being a basket

18 April 2018 Swing Vine

Weave a delicate vine swing to nestle a small vase with spring flowers in

5 September 2018 Wreath Vine Season!

Weave tiny wreaths on the stems of Wisteria vines

5 December 2018 Personal Preference

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

11 September 2019 Transition into Fall

A sustainable, absolutely no waste floral design using willow to suspend your flower head in your arrangement.

8 April 2011 Large Open Weave Twig Basket

Easter Basket used in the Durbanville Flower Club Easter Parade Demonstration

10 April 2011 Feeling Funky

I wove vine wreaths to form a pyramid, one just slightly larger than the next. In the natural cavities between the wreaths I placed the roses and lisianthus in plastic covered...

11 April 2011 Veiled Sunshine:50th Anniversary of the South African Orchid Society at the Cape Town Convention Centre.

Bright and sunny cymbidium orchids and roses, lilies, lisianthus and pincushions

12 April 2011 Intimate Dinner For Two- Table Setting Competition Class

Floral Sushi Dinner, for two

1 November 2011 On The Street Where You Live

A floral design snapshot of what it looks like when walking down the streets of Vancouver this week.

19 October 2016 There are Octobers

Autumn wreath

7 September 2016 You are all invited!

My article and Willow Crown design featured in DIY Weddings Magazine

17 August 2016 Strangeness

Weave a wreath to display air plants on

7 December 2011 Forest Filigree Christmas Wreath

I wanted my Hazel twig wreath to look like forest filigree: mysteriously overgrown, tangled with age and dappled with moss and lichen. The wreath is also dressed with fresh and...

25 January 2012 Three Drops of Floral Chocolate

The design drips down in three tiers each celebrating life, love and connection.

8 July 2015 How To Catch A Dream

Take inspiration from a traditional Dream-catcher design to create a floral armature

4 May 2016 Ring-a-round

Open a vine wreath to create a spiral twig armature around a glass container

24 February 2016 How to make an early Spring

Roll and set willow twigs into a spring

23 July 2014 Chain of Thought

Knot small stems into decorative chain garlands