Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Coil slip on sandals
Rip the leaf with a pin. Braid the fibers into a long strand.
For more detailed instructions on how to rip foliage and how to plaid or braid leaves, you can find the "how-to" in my book The Effortless Floral Craftsman , a floral crafter's guide to crafting with nature ... page 252 to 253 or see below for a detailed Tutorials.
Start to coil the braided flax strand. I stitched it as I went along with fishing line threaded through an embroidery needle.
Build up the sole.
Fold the braid over and create the toe section of the sandal.
Finish by coiling the braid around the sandal. Stitch through the entire sandal and pull tight to shape it. Knot the line to secure. Set it aside to dry.
Measure out ribbon for each sandal.
Cut two sections of ribbon for each sandal. Loop one ribbon around the other at the midpoint, in a lark’s head knot.
Pull tight to knot. Slip the ribbon through the sandal sole and catch it over the coil. Turn the sandal over and knot tightly to secure the ribbon.
Do the same with the other sandal.
Fold the ribbon over to the front of the sandal, over the bridge of the foot.
Flip the sandal over and knot around the loop on the side. Knot tightly.
Cut the ribbon ends short and wiggle the knots to sit snugly in the sole.
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