My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Weave a foliage grid for a shallow container

For my grid I wove a basic pattern. For more detailed instructions on foliage weaving see the Tutorial below

Weave a few strands of foliage in a basic over and under pattern

Weave a few strands of foliage in a basic over and under pattern. Set the weave on a shallow container.

Cut the strands shorter

Cut the strands shorter

The strands should be cut evenly so that all the strands rest in the water

The strands should be cut evenly so that all the strands rest in the water when tucked into the vase

Gently tuck the first side of foliage strands into the container

Gently tuck the first side of foliage strands into the container...

Tuck in the opposite side

... tuck in the opposite side

Tuck in the third side.

Tuck in the third side.

And tuck in the last side

... and tuck in the last side

Carefully open the weave

Carefully open the weave

Space out the strands evenly

Space out the strands evenly

Foliage grid ready to design with

Foliage grid almost ready to design with...

Fill the container with water so that the strands can hydrate

All that is left to do is to fill the container with water so that the strands can hydrate

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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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Weave around the stamens of a lily to create a daffodil like inside.