My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Fold a Foliage Fish

Fold two blades of grass in half

Fold two blades of grass in half

Slip the first blade into the second blade

Slip the first blade into the second blade

Pull the two blades tight.

Fold the top leg of the blade back and through the other blade

Fold the top leg of one of the blades back and through the other blade

Fold the back leg of the horizontal blade over and press it through the loop

Fold the back leg of the horizontal blade over and press it through the loop

Fold the blade pointing down up and through the loop

Fold the blade pointing down up and through the loop

Tug the blades of grass tight

Tug the blades of grass tight

Flip the shape around to work on the other side

Flip the shape around to work on the other side

Fold the first leg over and through the loop

Fold the first leg over and through the loop

Pull the blade of grass tightly

Pull the blade of grass tightly

All four blades are now secured.

All four blades are now secured.

Cut the fins

Leave the fins long to dangle in the water or cut the fins short

Cut the tail fin

Cut the tail fin to match

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Tutorials

21 July 2011 Weaving a bird

I wove my bird from shaved wood but you can also use flax, coconut palm (more traditional) or paper or ribbon

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...

17 July 2012 Guacamole Green Coiled Grass Chameleon

My Chameleon is mono-botanical. Made from coiled grass

5 January 2011 Palm leaf Hopper-flies (grasshoppers and butterflies)

Weave grasshoppers or butterflies (or fireflies) from palm leaves

Related Designs

6 February 2013 Swimmingly

Fold a grass fish for an easy going underwater design detail

20 January 2016 A lots of stuff and things

Sticks and twigs create a resting spot for palm and rose butterflies

21 June 2017 Playing Favourites

A quick and easy Kenzan design

31 October 2017 Mr Twig-or-cheat

An extra Almost-a-Design for Halloween this year