Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Well… we did it again!
Weave a tiny nest with a twig hook so that you can hang it in a design
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...
Most leaves and foliage can be slightly manipulated to curve or curl.
I build up the spheres by weaving willow wreaths and then use those to shape the ball
A sturdy shape made by binding Mikado reeds keeps the thin strands of flax in place.
Once you figure out how to do the corners weaving a diagonal shape is actually not that hard to do.
This is a great flat and open basket to take outside when “harvesting” your fall leaves, pods and flowers. Who knows, you might even find a ghost pumpkin or three…
Just like the weather is only hinting at spring, so is this design only hinting at being a basket
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...
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...
Contemporary Wreath Design demonstration as part of the Durbanville Garden Club's annual Garden Festival, Western Cape, South Africa
Bright and sunny cymbidium orchids and roses, lilies, lisianthus and pincushions
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
My article and Willow Crown design featured in DIY Weddings Magazine
This was the fourth design I did in my "I found it this way" floral art demonstration