Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
The circle of making new things:
Keep searching for a little thing to learn
Keep doing the little thing if it works
Keep doing the little thing until you are so used to doing it that it becomes a habit
Keep at the habit until it just becomes the way you have always done it…
And then the habit will make way…
… for you to add your own little thing that makes the little thing
Another version of a design idea I showed you last month... A vine wreath armature to balance a dramatic single stem anthurium. Only this time I take it a bit further.
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...
Passion fruit flowers never lasts long. Not even growing outside on a vine. But the buds continue to open once cut making a wreath display ideal for an even changing passion fruit...
Connect six wreaths to build up a hanging panel to display your flowers on.
Weave tiny vine wreaths on the leave stems of a stripped Wisteria vine
For this design I wanted my wreath to be light and airy so that it just whips around the solid pumpkin like a breeze.
Frame a passion flower in a vine wreath for a short lived but so pretty arrangement.
Connect small wreaths to create a pretty summer armature to arrange your flowers on.
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...
A floral design snapshot of what it looks like when walking down the streets of Vancouver this week.
Give a loosely woven wreath legs to stand on to hover lightly around a pumpkin