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Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Ladder-frog

You can just stack the twigs in a ladder configuration
Or lash the twigs with ripped flax (see Tutorial below)

The tiny little ladder will not bear any weight so I made a simple diagonal lashing-inspired knot.

Lashing is a great way to tie two sticks together

Lashing is a great way to tie two sticks together that cross at an angle between 45 and 90 degrees. Start by crossing the sticks at a diagonal

Start lashing the two sticks together

Start lashing the two sticks together

Wrap the grass around the sticks

Wrap the grass around the sticks three times and pull tight. Wrap the grass three time on the opposite diagonal

Cinch down the diagonal wrappings with three frapping turns

Cinch down the diagonal wrappings with three frapping turns

Tie off the grass to secure

Tie off the grass to secure

Cut away the dangling grass pieces

Cut away the dangling grass pieces

Tiny ladder ready to design with

Tiny ladder ready to design with

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Tutorials

14 January 2011 Ripping Flax

Flax can be ripped into fibres creating long and versatile strips

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