Flowers (grass, twigs and branches can be used, too. I love using lavender for these*) and gardening twine.
I am right handed and began my weaving from the left hand side and due to this, started from the left hand side so that I could use my right hand to weave and my left hand to hold the tail of the twine into place.
If you haven’t done this before, take the end string and weave backwards until the string is imbedded and doesn’t show. Use this technique on both ends — start and finish.
Make these just for fun. They are fun and I would love to see what you do with this tutorial!
Since I love the scent of lavender, one of ours has actually remained hung, drying, by a door and I’m just crazy about the scent. Roses are also lovely when woven in to the mix and dry well, too.
Last, the original spark for these came after gathering flowers and doing a little weaving when I started to imagine these on our tables as placemats. We didn’t manage to make that kind of quantity, however, we did make a table runner for a garden dinner! They added the perfect extra element to a simple, summer meal. More on this soon, but, I can’t wait to share the idea with you.
materials: Use long grass or a similar foliage to make a basket and garden twine
– I found grass that was about 2-3 feet long which was perfect for these. We wove a length that was approximately 1 1/2 feet long using the same weaving technique as explained above.
Enjoy! These baskets are actually functional — whether you use them for garden play or toting, enjoy!
Happy Making and, as always, I’d love to see what you do!
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