My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Detailing a messy edged grass basket

For detailed Tutorials on how to weave with foliage and how to weave this (and other) fresh grass baskets see the links below

Weave the cube basket shape

Weave the cube basket shape (I wove this basket around a cubed glass vase)

Cut the blunt edges of the grass at an angle

Cut the blunt edges of the grass at an angle

Give the grass another cut

Give the grass another cut

So that the blunt ends now look just like the natural points of the blades of grass

... so that the blunt ends now look just like the natural points of the blades of grass

Curl the loose blades of grass to create an elegant curve. See the Tutorial below for detailed instructions on how to curl grass

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Tutorials

8 June 2011 Foliage Weaving

For this tutorial I focus on a simple weave pattern that does not require you to soften or prepare the leaves to be more durable or flexible. This is the starting point in...

15 April 2015 Stretching leaves and foliage into a ringlet curl

Most leaves and foliage can be slightly manipulated to curve or curl.

12 August 2015 Messy edged basket

Weave a loose basket to display flowers

7 December 2016 Flat wire and grass bridal basket

Wrap grass around a flat wire shape to create a delicate bridal basket design

20 December 2011 Weaving a gift box with a lid from palm leaves

A great all natural gift decorating alternative

1 February 2012 Weaving a diagonal green grass basket

Once you figure out how to do the corners weaving a diagonal shape is actually not that hard to do.

5 June 2013 Weaving a cube foliage ring box

Weave a cube with a ribbon

1 October 2012 Weaving a ball shaped Dew-drop Catcher from grass

Weave a sphere from grass

Related Designs

25 January 2017 What is in a basket of spectacular?

Weave a basket with dangling edges for a single orchid display

17 May 2017 Nobody move!

Weave a small basket with a lid to keep fluffy treasures in

9 August 2017 Hat tip

Tip a mortarboard inspired top at an angle for a glass design

25 July 2018 Lemon Aid

Use a lemon as a stopper to keep floral material in place

13 March 2019 How to avoid your wedding treasures from becoming “after the event trash”

My article and grass wedding basket design.

7 December 2016 Oh! So clever

My article and Bridal basket design featured in DIY Weddings Magazine

12 August 2015 Catch of the Day

Weave a loose basket to display a single flower... or three

7 April 2011 Weaving with Flax

Here are a few more examples of woven flax. I also use Typha, palm, iris leaves, Kyogi paper, boat orchid leaves and aspidistra to weave with.

13 July 2016 Woven

Weave a canopy or parachute shaped armature for orchids to perch on

13 January 2016 Once Upon A Time

Stack and glue a Grass Pyramid Armature

3 June 2015 A watcha call it

Weave a sphere armature

15 April 2015 Bowled Over

Weave a sphere armature to complement delicate oncidium orchiods