My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Twin Leaf Weave

Place the one palm leaf on the other

Choose two palm leaves that are identical in size for the weave. Place the one palm leaf on the other so that both stems face out to the opposite sides

Start to weave the leaves

Start to weave the leaves

Open up and smooth the leaf as you weave.

Open up and smooth the leaf as you weave.

Add the next strand and weave

Add the next strand and weave

Continue weaving all the way down the palm leaf

Continue weaving all the way down the palm leaf

Smooth the spine of the leaf so that it lies flat

Smooth the spine of the leaf so that it lies flat

Wiggle each leaf to create a tight and neat weave

Wiggle each leaf to create a tight and neat weave

Two woven palm leaves ready to design with.

Two woven palm leaves ready to design with.

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Tutorials

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...

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