Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Oh yes, peek through the flowers and you’ll see it’s definitely still winter over here in Vancouver… but… well... soon.
Give your woven grass a water source by designing the basket in a vase rather than placing the vase in a basket
For this tutorial I focus on a simple weave pattern that does not require you to soften or prepare the leaves to be more durable or flexible. This is the starting point in...
Most leaves and foliage can be slightly manipulated to curve or curl.
Artificial snow can be very "chemical" and flowers deteriorate quickly when exposed to it. It also dissolves in water. I use candle wax as "snow"
Once you figure out how to do the corners weaving a diagonal shape is actually not that hard to do.
Pebbles are a great way to weigh down or keep your floral material in place. Here's a way to dress them up a bit
My block design is shaped around a Styrofoam block. It is bulky but lightweight and a great way to reuse packaging.
Wrap grass around a flat wire shape to create a delicate bridal basket design
Weave a trap to keep your floral details suspended in a square container.
A design so fine you can easily miss it... if it were not for the interwoven pebbles catching your eye.
This week I am so excited to share my article and design that was published in the recent issue of the Floral Art Society of New Zealand's Academy Magazine for NZ qualified...
Weave a sphere from grass to catch a precious and exquisite and perfect glistening early autumn dew drop