My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Wire Wrapped Willow Garland

Place the wire to run parallel to the willow tip

Place the wire to run parallel to the willow tip

Wrap the wire up to the tip and fold it back down

Wrap the wire up to the tip and fold it back down

Wrap the wire back down and around the begin point of the wire to secure

Wrap the wire back down and around the begin point of the wire to secure

Add another stem and continue to wrap

Add another stem and continue to wrap

Work your way down the garland adding stems

Work your way down the garland adding stems

Tuck the end of each willow tip back into the garland and continue to wrap it with wire

Tuck the end of each willow tip back into the garland and continue to wrap it with wire

Continue adding stems

Continue adding stems. Add a single stem where the twigs are thicker and three stems at once where it is thinner to create a neat garland.

Willow garland ready to design with

Willow garland ready to design with

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Tutorials

14 January 2011 Beaded wire

Thread thin wire with tiny beads

8 August 2012 Stringing wool and Spanish moss

Create veil of wool and Spanish moss

21 August 2012 Wool Wire

Create a rigid but fuzzy wool covered wire

15 October 2014 Thanks Weaving Hat

This is the basic pattern used to weave a hat

25 January 2012 Weaving Willow spheres

I build up the spheres by weaving willow wreaths and then use those to shape the ball

Related Designs

24 February 2016 How to make an early Spring

Roll and set willow twigs into a spring

22 February 2012 Nuts and Bolts of Floral Art Mechanics

My design entered for evaluation at the Floral Trends Design Group meeting in South Africa

8 August 2012 Stringing in the rain

A veil of green wool, Spanish moss and dried hydrangeas hang over white lilies

13 April 2011 Harnessing the Wind

3 July 2013 Of trust… and belief… and stars…

Weave and wrap and twirl and knot a summer floral nest

23 July 2014 Chain of Thought

Knot small stems into decorative chain garlands

15 October 2014 Thanks-Weaving

Weaving a hat with an autumn leaf and rose hip garland