My creative workbook

Christine de Beer Floral Lifestyle Design

Clematis Vine Swing

Manipulate the vine so that it can be woven

Manipulate the vine so that it can be woven.

See the Tutorial below for more detailed instructions on how to prepare stems for weaving

Curve the vine

Curve the vine into a circle to begin weaving a tiny wreath.

See the Tutorial below for more detailed instructions on how to weave a wreath.

Weave the stem end tendrils into the wreath

Weave the stem end tendrils into the wreath.

For my swinging nest I wove three larger wreaths and one small one

For my swinging nest I wove three larger wreaths and one small one. The size of the wreaths depends on the size of the container you want to fit into the swing. The one smaller wreath is used at the bottom to craft a base for the vase to rest on.

Weave a longer vine through the wreath

Weave a longer vine through the wreath. Slip it through until about midway so that the wreath rest in the middle of the vine.

Let the wreath catch on a vine stem tendril

Let the wreath catch on a vine stem tendril.

Weave this vine stem tendril around the wreath to secure it

Weave this vine stem tendril around the wreath to secure it.

Weave in a second vine

Weave in a second vine and secure that with a stem tendril.

Weave the tendrils around both wreaths to secure the vines into place.

Weave the tendrils around both wreaths to secure the vines into place. Make sure the wreath is secure because the container rests on this part of the swing design.

Fold the vines up and place the other wreaths inside

Fold the vines up and place the other wreaths inside.

Position the wreaths so that the container will be able to be nestled into the cavity

Position the wreaths so that the container will be able to be nestled into the cavity.

Secure the wreaths with stem tendrils from the vine.

Secure the wreaths with stem tendrils from the vine.

Measure out the hanging part of the swing

Measure out the hanging part of the swing.

Carefully curve the vine

Carefully curve the vine.

Curve the other vine on the same side

Curve the other vine on the same side.

Weave the two vines to combine and secure with stem tendrils

Weave the two vines to combine and secure with stem tendrils.

Measure out the other side so that it is the same length

Measure out the other side so that it is the same length.

Weave the vines together and secure with tendrils.

Weave the vines together and secure with tendrils. Pick the swing up to test if it is secure. Add tendrils where needed.

Fill the container with water and place the flowers

Fill the container with water and place the flowers.

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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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