My creative workbook

Christine de Beer Floral Lifestyle Design

Binding a lily bud

Rip a flax leaf in three

Rip a flax leaf in three to remove the vein in the middle

measure a stick to be just smaller than the flower bud

Measure a stick, bamboo or wooden skewer to be just smaller than the flower bud

Wrap the flax around the skewer

Wrap the flax around the skewer

Bring the flax around the lily

Bring the flax around the lily

Loop the flax under the skewer

Loop the flax under the skewer

Pull the loop tight

Pull the loop tight

Bring the flax all the way around the lily again

Bring the flax all the way around the lily again

Wrap it around the skewer and pull tight

Wrap it around the skewer and pull tight

Bands of flax around the back

Bands of flax around the back

Attach the other half of the flax and continue to bind

Attach the other half of the flax with floral glue and continue to bind

This is the basic binding pattern

This is the basic binding pattern. Continue to wrap and bind until you run out of space on the skewer

Tie or glue the end piece

Tie or glue the end piece

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Christine de Beer

This is my ongoing creative workbook to research and capture design projects and techniques. You will mostly find ideas for floral art but I will also include some other projects such as gift packaging, cards and even cake decorating with a few lifestyle projects arranged in between.

Everything you see in this workbook was designed, made and photographed by me, unless specific credit is given to another designer.

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