My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Weave a floral trap

For my design I am using two glass containers, one slightly smaller than the other.

Weave a few blades of grass to create a platform the size of the smaller container.

See the Tutorial below for more detailed instructions on how to weave with grass.

Place the small container on the woven grass.

Fold the grass up over the container

Slip an elastic band over the grass to keep it in place.

Weave in a horizontal blade of grass. These blades will shape the sides of the "trap" and keep the grass in place.

I added 5 of these horizontal blades of grass into my design.

Once you have woven all the way around secure overlap the end and secure with a tiny bit of glue and continue to weave so that the end pieces are worked into the weave.

Remove the elastic band.

For my design I wanted the end blades to dangle so I am not weaving it into the design nor cutting it short. Secure them in place with a tiny drop of glue.

Slip the basket-trap from the container.

Set the grass into the larger glass container.

Curl a few random blades of grass.

See the Tutorial below for more detailed instructions on how to curl grass.

Fill the container with water.

Stand the lily up in the grass trap.

And weave in a few more grass curls.

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Tutorials

15 April 2015 Stretching leaves and foliage into a ringlet curl

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

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...

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

Weave a sphere from grass

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.

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

A great all natural gift decorating alternative

5 April 2017 Weaving a Pillbox hat from grass

Use the "over and under" weaving pattern to weave a round, upright hat with a flat top and no brim.

Favourite Flowers

Lilium

Lily

Related Designs

27 February 2019 It’s a trap!

Weave a trap to keep your floral details suspended in a square container.

15 April 2015 Bowled Over

Weave a sphere armature to complement delicate oncidium orchiods

13 June 2018 Eat up!

A woven bubble for a carnivorous plant.

3 June 2015 A watcha call it

Weave a sphere armature

25 January 2017 What is in a basket of spectacular?

Weave a basket with dangling edges for a single orchid display

5 April 2017 Easter Bonnet

Weave a delicate Pillbox hat