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Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

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Lily grass canopy

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Woven lily grass parachute shaped armature

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Phalaenopsis orchids

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Phalaenopsis orchids on a woven lily grass structure.

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Woven lily grass in two water filled vases

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Phalaenopsis orchids on a woven lily grass structure in two glass vases

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Woven lily grass parachute shaped armature for orchids

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Tutorials

13 July 2016 Woven lily grass parachute armature

Weave a canopy or parachute shaped armature in a way that you can place the stems in two vases to keep it hydrated.

8 June 2011 Foliage Weaving

For this tutorial I focus on a simple weave pattern that does not require you to soften or prepare the leaves to be more durable or flexible. This is the starting point in...

25 August 2011 Placing orchids in test tubes

Cut the Phalaenopsis orchid with a bit of green stem attached. This will make them last longer.

20 December 2011 Weaving a gift box with a lid from palm leaves

A great all natural gift decorating alternative

1 February 2012 Weaving a diagonal green grass basket

Once you figure out how to do the corners weaving a diagonal shape is actually not that hard to do.

17 July 2012 Guacamole Green Coiled Grass Chameleon

My Chameleon is mono-botanical. Made from coiled grass

3 April 2013 Twin Leaf Weave

Weave two palm leaves together to create a floral grid

14 January 2015 Weaving Slippers from Foliage

Weave slip on shoes from palm leaves

Favourite Flowers

Phalaenopsis

Phalaenopsis, Moth orchid

Related Designs

7 December 2016 Oh! So clever

My article and Bridal basket design featured in DIY Weddings Magazine

25 January 2017 What is in a basket of spectacular?

Weave a basket with dangling edges for a single orchid display

5 April 2017 Easter Bonnet

Weave a delicate Pillbox hat

17 May 2017 Nobody move!

Weave a small basket with a lid to keep fluffy treasures in

19 July 2017 Meraki

A grass armature for one perfect slipper orchid

26 July 2017 Beat the summer heat

Tangle some wire to set flowers in water

9 August 2017 Hat tip

Tip a mortarboard inspired top at an angle for a glass design

29 May 2019 Creative Competition

This week I am so excited to share my article and design that was published in the recent issue of the Floral Art Society of New Zealand's Academy Magazine for NZ qualified...

7 April 2011 Weaving with Flax

Here are a few more examples of woven flax. I also use Typha, palm, iris leaves, Kyogi paper, boat orchid leaves and aspidistra to weave with.

12 April 2011 "On the second day of Christmas, my true love gave to me... two turtle doves"

Flax Christmas tree "cake" for the Floral Trends Design Group end of the year function.

10 August 2011 Pleated Pleasure

Pleats are accordion like folds of equal width in alternating opposite directions in any kind of fabric. I absolutely love the tight buds of Allium and they represent the...

14 September 2011 Cool, Collected and Contemporary

My take on harnessing elegance, simply looped from lily grass. Cool, as in attention-grabbing idea. Collected, as in held together. And contemporary as in the latest thing

20 December 2011 Our finest gifts we bring,

A small, all natural gift box woven from palm

8 May 2012 Skipping stone

Weave a grass pebble for the orchid to nestle in.

1 October 2012 How to catch a dew drop:

Weave a sphere from grass to catch a precious and exquisite and perfect glistening early autumn dew drop

3 April 2013 April showers bring May flowers

After a long winter it is always fun to use the first spring bulb flowers!

12 March 2014 Petrichor

A minimalist design in a shallow tray

23 April 2014 Bound to Keep

Weave and tie a decorative catcher to suspend flowers

14 January 2015 Take a load off

Weave slippers from foliage