My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Twig Chain Garlands

You can knot any pliable stem or twig into chains

You can knot any pliable stem or twig into chains. For my design I used cherry stems.

Bend the stem using the pad of your thumb as support

Bend the stem using the pad of your thumb as support

Hook the two ends to secure.

Hook the two ends to secure.

Slip a second stem through the knot

Slip a second stem through the knot...

Tie to secure

... and tie to secure

Tie another stem

Tie another stem

To create a long chain like garland

To create a long chain like garland.

Set the garland aside to dry out

Set the garland aside to dry out and permanently lock the knots in place

The chain garland is now ready to design with.

The chain garland is now ready to design with.

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Tutorials

19 February 2013 Manipulating stems: Snapping at an angle, Bending, Spiraling, Curling and Straightening

Most stems, twigs and even sturdier branches can be bend into shapes. It takes practice and more than a bit of patience. The main idea is to slowly manipulate the branch without...

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