Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Ring-a-round the rosie,
A pocket full of posies,
We all fall down!
"Ring a Ring o' Roses" or "Ring Around the Rosie" is a nursery rhyme or folksong and playground singing game. The “hush” bit is also sometimes replaced by “A-tishoo!” or “Ashes”
Snip a dried twig wreath to undo the spirals to hang around a glass container
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...
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...
Wrap vines and twigs around a wire frame to create a decorative woodland chandelier
Break pine scales from the cone and glue on a wreath frame to create a continuous pine scale wreath
Make a wire wreath frame with wire and cover it with growth mesium or moss to design on
Give a loosely woven wreath legs to stand on to hover lightly around a pumpkin
Just like the weather is only hinting at spring, so is this design only hinting at being a basket
The third design I did for my book launch demonstration looking at aspects that influences my effortless style of designing.
Every designer knows how to stretch their supplies. We use and re-use our dried plant material until our fellow designers feel like hiding it from us. I formed such an...
Take inspiration from a traditional Dream-catcher design to create a floral armature
My article and a floral parasol design featured in DIY Weddings Magazine
Weave a wreath to thread a dome for an Autumn leaf design
My article and flower girl net basket design featured in the Red!issue of <strong>DIY Weddings Magazine</strong>
Bright and sunny cymbidium orchids and roses, lilies, lisianthus and pincushions
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...