Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
So much goes into one stage design that I thought it would be worthwhile to break up the design elements and explore each in more detail.
Vanilla Design for the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens, Cape Town, South Africa
Easter Basket used in the Durbanville Flower Club Easter Parade Demonstration
When I demonstrate I focus on sharing the art of contemporary floral design, as I see it.
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.
I prefer not to drape fabric over or hide my designs behind a screen before a demonstration. Instead I create a "diversion" that will capture the audience's interest.
Durbanville Flower Club: Nature's Treasures, A Floral Art Exhibition at D'Ville Shopping Center Durbanville, Western Cape, South Africa
Two are better than one
As a club we always include one group project in large Flower Festivals.