Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Weaving a twig wreath
Start to weave your wreath by bending the twig into a loop. Hook both sides to secure. Add the next twig by hooking it into the loop.
Gently bend the twig and guide it in and around the loop. Tuck the end into the loop to secure
Add another twig and gently bend around the woven twigs. As you weave the wreath it becomes more secure.
Let the natural curves in the twigs guide the direction of the weave.
Build up the twig wreath to have a secure and strong wreath. This is a great basic wreath design and ready to decorate
For my design I wanted the wreath to look wind blown so I added a few loosely woven twigs into the weave. I also wanted to emphasize the autumn colours so I added a twirling copper wire into the weave
A floral design snapshot of what it looks like when walking down the streets of Vancouver this week.
Every designer knows how to stretch their supplies. We use and re-use our dried plant material until our fellow designers feel like hiding it from us. I formed such an...
I wove vine wreaths to form a pyramid, one just slightly larger than the next. In the natural cavities between the wreaths I placed the roses and lisianthus in plastic covered...
Contemporary Wreath Design demonstration as part of the Durbanville Garden Club's annual Garden Festival, Western Cape, South Africa
Bright and sunny cymbidium orchids and roses, lilies, lisianthus and pincushions
Two fairy tale design details that will capture the imagination of even the youngest members of your wedding party. A tiny bug box to carry your rings in for the ring bearer and...
A look at the Old and New of Floral art
Weave a wreath to thread a dome for an Autumn leaf design
My article and flower girl net basket design featured in the Red!issue of <strong>DIY Weddings Magazine</strong>
Take inspiration from a traditional Dream-catcher design to create a floral armature
Easy to assemble fall leaf and tissue paper gift bag
My article and a floral parasol design featured in DIY Weddings Magazine
Open a vine wreath to create a spiral twig armature around a glass container
My article and Willow Crown design featured in DIY Weddings Magazine
This was the second design I did in my "All things Autumn (by which I mean all things chocolate)" floral art demonstration
Give a loosely woven wreath legs to stand on to hover lightly around a pumpkin
My article and willow birdcage design for wedding rings featured in DIY Weddings Magazine.
Just like the weather is only hinting at spring, so is this design only hinting at being a basket