My creative workbook

Christine de Beer Floral Lifestyle Design

Weaving a Straight Edged Strip

Smooth a long blade of grass flat.

Smooth a long blade of grass flat

Fold a second blade of grass under and over the first.

Fold a second blade of grass under and over the first.

Fold the blade of grass on the right up at an angle and over the second blade of grass

Fold the blade of grass on the right up at an angle and over the second blade of grass

Fold the opposite side of the blade up

Fold the opposite side of the blade up by folding it behind the next blade and over the next blade

This is the basic weaving pattern.

Fold the next blade up over the front and the other side around the back

Fold the next blade up over the front and the other side around the back

Continue this weaving pattern to create a long strip

Continue this weaving pattern to create a long strip

To end the strip:

Fold the grass over and weave it back in

Fold the grass over and weave it back in

To connect the two ends:

Place the one end over the other

Place the one end over the other...

And weave the end pieces back in

...and weave the end pieces back in

Or:

Place a corsage magnet into the weave

Place a corsage magnet into the weave. See Tutorial below on how to cover the magnet with florist tape to make it green

Fold the grass back over the magnet

Fold the grass back over the magnet

Until it is completely hidden

Until it is completely hidden

Or:

Glue the two ends

Glue the two ends

Add the floral details to hide the connection

Add the floral details to hide the connection

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Christine de Beer

This is my ongoing creative workbook to research and capture design projects and techniques. You will mostly find ideas for floral art but I will also include some other projects such as gift packaging, cards and even cake decorating with a few lifestyle projects arranged in between.

Everything you see in this workbook was designed, made and photographed by me, unless specific credit is given to another designer.

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