Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Inserting leaves into slim slats
Slip the fall leave between the slats with a needle. Don't pierce or cut the leaf, just guide it in with the thin length of the needle. Use the long stems to weave into the grass for extra stability.
Lastly, weave the berry stems into the grass, and then secure both the leaves and berries with additional grass tufts woven at the front and back.
I wanted to make a thin and delicate fan with open spaced slats for weaving plant material through.
The fine sections of grass are securely woven and interwoven and resting on the wooden slats. It looks very fragile but is secure enough to use.
For this tutorial I focus on a simple weave pattern that does not require you to soften or prepare the leaves to be more durable or flexible. This is the starting point in...