Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Autumn is a mosaic of them all
"Winter is an etching
Spring a watercolour
Summer an oil painting
Autumn a mosaic
of them all..."
By Stanley Horowitz
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...
Once you figure out how to do the corners weaving a diagonal shape is actually not that hard to do.
For a softer autumn leaf pod turn the leaves so that the bright side faces in when making the pod.
Here are a few more examples of woven flax. I also use Typha, palm, iris leaves, Kyogi paper, boat orchid leaves and aspidistra to weave with.
Easter Basket used in the Durbanville Flower Club Easter Parade Demonstration
My bag was woven from re-purposed wire and recycled fishing line and tiny stems of growing sweet pea plants and orchids
Floral Craftsmanship Article in the Canadian Florist Magazine
I wrote this article for Wedding Business Success (an online meeting place for the wedding industry) exploring a positive way of looking at creativity and... stealing!