Thursday, 1 July 2010

Lavender Bundle...

I harvested my lavender today and used some of it to create this. Here is the method:
Use an odd number, 13 or more, of long stems of lavender, freshly picked on a dry day, and about 1 metre of narrow ribbon in a suitable colour. Make a bunch, lining up the base of the flower heads. Leave an 20cm length of ribbon free at one end, then tie the stems together just below the heads. Gently bend back each stem until the flower heads are enclosed by the stems. Take the length of ribbon you saved and weave it under and over each stem, travelling around the bundle several times until the flower heads are covered with ribbon. Tuck in the short end and tie to make a hanging loop. Tie a bow with the other end. Trim the stalks and the ribbon.

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