Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Weaving a heart from shaved wood strips
I wove my basic heart shape from shaven wood strips but you can use flax, grape vine, willow or any other flexible plant material
Create a frame for your design. Continue to weave in and out of the frame to fill in the shape.
Secure all the end strips by tucking them firmly into the design.
Most contemporary corsages and boutonnieres are now fixed with magnets and no longer pins that could damage fabric
I wove my bird from shaved wood but you can also use flax, coconut palm (more traditional) or paper or ribbon
The heart shape of my corsage is woven from shaved wood and then decorated with green strawberries. I used corsage magnets to place the corsage on the lapel of a jacket