Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Weaving a Straight Edged Strip
Smooth a long blade of grass flat
Fold a second blade of grass under and over the first.
Fold the blade of grass on the right up at an angle and over the second blade of grass
Fold the opposite side of the blade up by folding it behind the next blade and over the next blade
This is the basic weaving pattern.
Fold the next blade up over the front and the other side around the back
Continue this weaving pattern to create a long strip
To end the strip:
Fold the grass over and weave it back in
To connect the two ends:
Place the one end over the other...
...and weave the end pieces back in
Place a corsage magnet into the weave. See Tutorial below on how to cover the magnet with florist tape to make it green
Fold the grass back over the magnet
Until it is completely hidden
Glue the two ends
Add the floral details to hide the connection
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