Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Weave a flat top to tip at an angle with flower stems
Place a few blades of grass on a flat working surface to weave
For more detailed instructions on how to weave see the Tutorial below.
Weave a small platform for the flowers to rest on. Secure the ends with a small drop of glue or fold it over and weave it back into the platform.
Place the tops on water filled glasses
Press the flower stem through the woven platform
Set the platform at an angle.
Add the rest of the design details
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...
Most leaves and foliage can be slightly manipulated to curve or curl.
Cut the Phalaenopsis orchid with a bit of green stem attached. This will make them last longer.
Orchids grow in long flower spikes. It is great to use the entire stem but sometimes you need shorter section. There is a trick to cutting the stems without leaving a visible...
Use the "over and under" weaving pattern to weave a round, upright hat with a flat top and no brim.
Weave a basket from lily grass and then cut and curl the edges
Weave a canopy or parachute shaped armature in a way that you can place the stems in two vases to keep it hydrated.
Loosely weave grass to create a decorative grid keeping flowers in place over a square container.
Weave a basket with dangling edges for a single orchid display