Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Cut a twig to the length you require. Cut away any side branches. This twig has an interesting double side branch, I left that so that the flower stem can rest between the twigs
See the Tutorial below for detailed instructions on how to easily cut a thicker twig
Split the twig at the thicker bottom end with a sharp knife right through the middle of the stem.
Slip the twig over the edge of your container so that it stands upright
Fill the container with water
Let the stem rest against the twig or nestle in a fork in a side branch
Cut a few willow twigs to split to create legs for the armature
Hana-Kubari is an Ikebana flower mechanic. Only natural materials such as pebbles, sticks and branches can be seen to support the flowers. Traditionally no twine or wire, nails,...
Split bamboo stems to create a water source for dancing orchids
Splitting the chopsticks or a wooden branch, such as a willow twig creates a natural (and glue-less!) clamp.
Some designs really do just make themselves. I received this tiny vase for Christmas from Marius (thank you, Marius!) and while cleaning out my design room I found this little...
Create a minimal design with a few leaves to keep is all upright.
Simplicity to showcase the perfection of the Lisianthus buds
Stand tulips upright in a shallow container with a suspended twig armature.
A floral design snapshot of what it looks like when walking down the streets of Vancouver this week.
My third design in my demonstration at the BC Floral Art Society meeting