Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Creating a secure grass snippet here and there grid
Weave a basic over and under patterned grass grid.
See the Tutorial below for more detailed instructions on how to weave with foliage.
Set the grid aside to dry completely.
Glue the grid where it overlaps with a tiny dot of floral glue so that you can cut into it without it falling apart.
Fold the grass at the corners to extend down the box
You can find detailed instructions on how to fold grass without snapping it in my book.
Cut the grid so that you can slip it in and around the flowers.
Carefully glue the grid into position.
Creating a pretty grid that keeps the plant material exactly where you want them.
Wiggle the box and add small grid snippets to secure the flowers in place.
Here it is: my take on the one design that people argue is "tricky" to design without floral foam. A low pave design. Not tricky at all! It's actually easier to do without...
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Sandals made from bamboo, grass and sisal and a bit of satin ribbon for luxury
Create a full design without the weight by stabilizing the flowers with glued sticks. This is a great alternative to floral foam.
Last Wednesday I had such a flowery fun evening teaching a collaborative floral carpet workshop focusing on braiding and weaving ideas from my book the effortless floral craftsman...
Durbanville Flower Club: Nature's Treasures, A Floral Art Exhibition at D'Ville Shopping Center Durbanville, Western Cape, South Africa
The design for the cover of my book, the effortless floral craftsman, crafted from Fiddlehead Fern and Red Lipstick Hanging Heliconia.
Retail florists and wholesalers are already designing, ordering and preparing their product range for Valentine's Day. This is my article that I wrote for the December 2012...