My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Ripped Foliage Mesh

Make a small slit in the strand with a pin

Make a small slit in the strand with a pin

Slip a strand through the hole

Slip a strand through the hole

Add a third strand next to the first.

Add another strand next to the first. Make another slit and slip the strand through.

Continue to add strands to build up the mesh pattern

Continue to add strands to build up the mesh pattern

Make a big enough mesh to drape over the design

Make a big enough mesh to drape over the design. Do not cut the foliage ends short.

Drape the mesh over the design

Drape the mesh over the design and pull the foliage ends through the nest and into the water filled vase. Let the flowers open naturally to enmesh with the ripped foliage mesh.

Follow a tapered foliage pattern (see the detail Tutorial for foliage weaving) to create the tails at both ends.

Taper the mesh to create a tail.

Taper the mesh to create a tail by folding the long strands in and weaving it back into the mesh pattern.

Pull the strand tighter to create a tapered effect.

Pull the strand tighter to create a tapered effect.

Tapered tail of the mesh

Tapered tail of the mesh

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Tutorials

14 January 2011 Ripping Flax

Flax can be ripped into fibres creating long and versatile strips

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...

Related Designs

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create a mesh to drape over the design to create a soft veil.

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