My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

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Wonder floral art design

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Phalaenopsis, lily grass and sweet pea flower arrangement

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Phalaenopsis, lily grass and sweet pea design

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Lily grass bundle for a Phalaenopsis and sweet pea design

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Sweet pea vine flower arrangement

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Lily grass, Phalaenopsis and sweet pea vine design

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Lyrics of the song “I have a dream” by ABBA December 1979

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Tutorials

4 July 2018 Bundle Support

Tie a bundle of lily grass in a bundle to offer support for your flowers.

21 February 2018 Stem line-up

Line up stems to create a base for the heavy Hanging Heliconia stems

7 May 2014 Rethinking the traditional Komiwara technique

Komiwara is a classic and traditional Ikebana technique used in a Rikka design. Designers would usually bundle straw to keep the flowers in place.

22 May 2012 Spiral twig frog

Multiple tiny twigs create a flower frog to keep the delicate buds and leaves in the exact spot you want.

2 August 2017 Two vase, two level Phormium snippets

Design in two levels by using two vases, the smaller slipped into a bigger one.

10 August 2016 Bamboo frog for a shallow container design

Cut short bamboo lengths to keep your flower material upright in a shallow and narrow container

Favourite Flowers

Phalaenopsis

Phalaenopsis, Moth orchid

Related Designs

22 May 2019 Putting your own spin on it

I would definitely describe my own personal style as minimalist classic... but with an edgy twist.

21 February 2018 Impossible things

A cut stem flower frog for the heavy Hanging Heliconia flowers

7 May 2014 Serendipity

Be inspired by traditional Ikebana techniques

22 May 2012 Lean

Place short twigs, leaning to one side to create a flower frog

2 August 2017 Grace

Use snips and snippets and leftovers to create a design of it's own

10 August 2016 Saved up

Cut lengths of bamboo to place in a shallow container as a flower frog

27 April 2016 Sprout

A sneaky way to condition new growth to add into your Spring design

18 March 2015 Spring Dreaming

A bowl full of miniature Chrysanthemums