Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
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Quote by Samuel Beckett
Loop and tie a few stacked twigs to create an enclosed floral armature
When you need to keep a tiny stem hydrated this is just what you need.
Most stems, twigs and even sturdier branches can be bend into shapes. It takes practice and more than a bit of patience. The main idea is to slowly manipulate the branch without...
Weave twigs in parallel to create a twig blind with strong but natural horizontal lines.
I wanted my Zipper to be "edgy" rather than "peaceful", so using bamboo or reeds or willow would not be appropriate.
My contemporary floral art design demonstrated at the Canada Blooms flower show in Toronto.
My article and Bamboo Lantern design featured in DIY Weddings Magazine
Twig waterfall creates the boundary between the "under" and the "over" of the design. Tutorial: How to cover test tubes with Rainbow Oasis
Bright and sunny cymbidium orchids and roses, lilies, lisianthus and pincushions
Design 2: Up-cycle drinking straws to make tiny test tubes to hold the orchids on my willow twig blind.
I wove my Zipper from just over 300 short, dried rose twigs with tiny thorns on them. The delicate "fabric" at the back of the design is woven rose bush roots. Aranthera and...
Floral Craftsmanship Article in the Canadian Florist Magazine
Celebrate the bright colours of autumn with lilies and Chinese lanterns
Design Inspiration Video: Take a few twigs, snippets of air plants and succulents and combine both traditional wire and tape techniques with more contemporary methods to embed a...
Wire a Tiny Twig Treasure Trunk for small Christmas gifts
A tiny orchid stem ladder keeps the orchid suspended just above the water line