My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

This Summer

This Summer floral art design

"Live

Palm leaf dragonfly

in the sunshine,

Weaving slip on sandals

swim

Palm and sisal sandals

in the sea,

Tie in a soft ribbon for some luxury

drink

Dragonfly slip on saldals

the wild air…"

Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Tutorials

17 June 2015 Weaving Zori-inspired slip-on Sandals

Sandals made from bamboo, grass and sisal and a bit of satin ribbon for luxury

17 June 2015 Zig zag Palm Dragonfly

Fold a dragonfly from a long strand of grass or palm leaf

17 June 2015 Bamboo and Sisal String

Combine sisal string and flexible bamboo to weave with

16 June 2015 Zig zag foliage lantern

Fold foliage to create a zig zag patterned lantern

26 June 2012 Berry dye for sisal fibers

Soak sisal fibres in strawberry and black berry juice to stain it purple

24 August 2011 Stain wooden skewers with natural dye

Using fruit, berries, flowers, leaves and grasses to naturally stain design details for floral art relies on the same techniques as using paint or any other dye.

Related Designs

29 August 2018 It’s not that it is inexpensive… it’s priceless!

Yes, this Coil slip on sandals design is in my book: the effortless floral craftsman, a floral crafter’s guide to crafting with nature ... it is also the first design from the...

19 June 2019 Club together

Last Wednesday I had such a flowery fun evening teaching a collaborative floral carpet workshop focusing on braiding and weaving ideas from my book the effortless floral craftsman...

19 June 2019 Magic Flying Floral Carpet Ride -Collaborative Workshop

Some picture highlights from our collaborative workshop that I taught focusing on braiding and weaving techniques to create a floral carpet design.