3 August 2011
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Kyogi paper was historically used in Japan to wrap food all natural, keeps the food from drying out, adds a subtle flavour and it can be composted to return to the crop-soil-cycle! It is pine (or cedar) wood that is shaved so thin its almost transparent. It can be wrapped, rolled, cut, stained, torn and easily glued.
I wove my basic heart shape from shaven wood strips but you can use flax, grape vine, willow or any other flexible plant material
Create a frame for your design. Continue to weave in and out of the frame to fill in the shape.
Secure all the end strips by tucking them firmly into the design.
Here are some of my designs where I used this tutorial: