Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Ripped Flax Mittens
This design is from my book The Effortless Floral Craftsman. You can find the mitten template in your free downloadable template Booklet.
For more details on how to order your copy of the book and download your free booklet see the design post link below.
Enlarge the template pattern and draw the mitten on Styrofoam.
Knot two sections of flax and pin it to the Styrofoam.
Add a few more flax strands and knot them together. Build up the knotted lace by following the pattern.
You will need two mitten sides for each hand.
Match the mitten sides into pairs. Stitch a pair together with wire. The wire makes it easier to shape the mittens so that they puff out rather than lie flat.
Shape the mittens.
Add a few wire tendrils and dewdrop crystals for sparkle.
Glue the floral details into the design.
I call this “lace” because I use pins to guide the wire sections together- almost like you do when making lace.
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Celebrating my book launch by knotting floral mittens using the design Tutorial from my book and the template from the free gift template booklet.