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Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Weaving a ring basket

Twist eight wires together to create sixteen radiating spikes

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.

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 ripped foliage up to start the weaving pattern

Fold the strands of grass behind the wire.

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

Fold the strands of grass behind the next wire and wrap

Continue wrapping the wire spiralling around and around from the inside out

This is the basic pattern. Continue wrapping the wire spiralling around and around from the inside out

Just continue wrapping around and around the decorative wire

Do not change direction. Just continue wrapping around and around the decorative wire

The longer strands will bind the ends of the previous strands.

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

Fold the wires up and continue to wrap strands of grass to create the sides

Simply wrap the strands spiralling up

Simply wrap the strands spiralling up

When the basket is high enough wrap the wire around the strands of grass

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

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

Work your way around the basket securing the strands and the wire

Cut any leftover strands away

Cut any leftover strands away

Neatly finish the design by wrapping a strand of grass to cover the wire around the rim

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

Knot the strand of grass on itself and cut away any loose pieces

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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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