Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Looping the lily grass shape
- 14 September 2011
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I made the basic structure or solid shape out of paper. Press the base area flat to make sure your shape will balance upright. Loosely wrap the structure with green wire to make it easier to loop the lily grass
Cut the hardest part of the lily grass stems away leaving only the flexible grass for you to loop with. I find it easier to loop the grass using the firm end of the stem as a needle and pulling it through the loops. Tuck each blade through the wire to make sure it is secure.
Be careful not to bruise any of the grass sections. I use the finger nail cuticle pusher from my tool bag to carefully secure any loose strands into my shape
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Loops and straight sections of lily grass connected into a grass harness
My take on harnessing elegance, simply looped from lily grass. Cool, as in attention-grabbing idea. Collected, as in held together. And contemporary as in the latest thing