My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Hanging leaves from a Hazel twig top bar

Knot the fishing line around a hazel twig

Knot the fishing line around a hazel twig

Knot the other end of the line to the other end of the twig

Knot the other end of the line to the other end of the twig

Find the balance point of the twig

Find the balance point of the twig

Knot the line at the balance point to make it easier to hang

Knot the line at the balance point to make it easier to hang

Hanging the leaves with slip knots:

Loop the line and knot

Loop the line and knot

Thread the leg of the line through the loop to catch around the twig

Thread the leg of the line through the loop to catch around the twig. Let the long line dangle down.

Add more lines

Add more lines. Space them out to cover the twig. Trim the line when the knot pulls tight.

Gluing the Autumn leaves:

The leaf has a tiny hollow dent in the stem end.

If you look carefully at the leaf, it has a tiny hollow dent in the stem end.

Fill this hollow dent with glue and attach to the end of the line

Fill this hollow dent with glue and attach to the end of the line

This gives the leaf a straight but natural fall

This gives the leaf a straight but natural fall

Glue on another leaf to the line next to the first one

Glue on another leaf to the line next to the first one

Continue adding leaves

Continue adding leaves

Glue leaves to all the wires and add a few leaves to the top bar hazel twig

Glue leaves to all the lines and add a few leaves to the top bar hazel twig

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Tutorials

8 August 2012 Stringing wool and Spanish moss

Create veil of wool and Spanish moss

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