My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Weaving with tufts of grass

Start weaving the grass into the fan

Slip the first tuft between the slats to rest on the spacers

Overlap the tufts of grass for added support

Overlap each tuft of grass to add support to the previous section. if possible weave sections together in between the slats to secure every bit neatly into place.

Continue to add tufts until all the spaces are covered

Continue to add tufts to create a veil of grass

Grass fan floral art design viewed from the top

Make sure you weave both the front and the back and catch all the loose strands to make a neat fan

Even though the design looks fragile it is actually quite secure

Open up and spread the grass sections. Because all the pieces are now securely woven it looks very fragile but is secure enough to use. Cut the stray spikelets neatly

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21 September 2011 Birch wood coffee stir sticks fan

I wanted to make a thin and delicate fan with open spaced slats for weaving plant material through.

21 September 2011 Inserting leaves into slim slats

Guide the fall leaves into the slats with the long length of a needle

Related Designs

21 September 2011 All things being Equal

The fan is made from 18 coffee stir sticks and dressed with a veil of grass, fall leaves and Viburnum berries