Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Weaving with Flax
- 7 April 2011
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I also use Typha, palm, iris and flax, Kyogi paper and boat orchid leaves to weave with.
Weave a wedding favor box and add a paper lid.
Flax ring box
Contemporary and elegant Flax Bridal handbag
The flax bag when open
Cymbidium Orchid and Flax Bridal Handbag
Dress a vase with a collar and flax weave
Table design with a pillar candle
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