Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Weaving a ring basket
Twist eight decorative wires together to create sixteen radiating spikes
For this really delicate basket, I ripped foliage into fine strands. See the Tutorial below for detailed instructions
Press the end of a few strands of ripped leaf into a gap in the wire.
Fold the ripped foliage up to start the weaving pattern
Fold the strands of grass behind the wire and wrap the strands of grass once around the wire.
Fold the strands of grass behind the next wire and wrap
This is the basic pattern. Continue wrapping the wire spiralling around and around from the inside out
Do not change direction. Just continue wrapping around and around the decorative wire
When you reach the end of a strand, simply add a few more strands and continue to wrap. The longer strands will bind the ends of the previous strands.
Fold the wires up and continue to wrap strands of grass to create the sides
Simply wrap the strands spiralling up
When the basket is high enough wrap the wire around the strands of grass
Fold the strands of grass and wire to the side and wrap the next wire around the strands
Work your way around the basket securing the strands and the wire
Cut any leftover strands away
Neatly finish the design by wrapping a strand of grass to cover the wire around the rim
Knot the strand of grass on itself and cut away any loose pieces
My article and woven ring basket design featured in the summer issue of <strong>DIY Weddings Magazine</strong>