31 Oct Braided Wreath
A great wreath for your door, table or as wall decor.
15-20 long soaked straws with heads
1.The technique here is all about braiding the straws together to make a long braid with all the heads.
2.Start by tying 3 straws together under the heads and start braiding.
3.At every 2” add a new straw with the head and trade it together with the others.
4,Braid until you have a 20” long braid.
5.Tie the two end together so you have a circle. Use your hands to force the it to a good circle and place something heavy on top while it dries. This will make it hold it’s shape.
Once it’s dry it’s all ready to use.
Wheat weaving tips!
*Start by cleaning the straws.Pull of any leafs.
*They need to be soaked in tepid warm water for between 40 minutes and 1 hour.
The way to test it to see if it’s ready is to bend a straw, if it snaps keep soaking. If it bends its good to go.
*If a straw is too short you van simply push another straw into it.
*Use double sewing thread, thats thread used for thicker fabrics. It will not cut as much into the straws as normal sewing thread will.
Photo by Sweet Paul