Na­ture art in a frame

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YOU WILL NEED:

• An old pic­ture frame. [Lucy didn’t use the glass, just the back­ing card that fits into the frame.]

• Wool or string

• A se­lec­tion of grasses flaxes and flax-like leaves picked from the gar­den

• Sharp scis­sors

• An adult to help with cut­ting and ty­ing 1 Wind the wool firmly around the back­ing card, with even spac­ing, then tie it firmly at the back.

2 Tear your flax leaves into nar­row strips. Then cut lengths of flax and grasses a lit­tle longer than your card and weave them through the wool. First row: Weave flax through the wool: un­der, over, un­der. Next row: weave over, un­der, over etc. Push rows to­gether as you go. Keep weav­ing un­til your card is full.

3 Trim the edges to fit then push your mas­ter­piece into its frame. Use tape (or the metal clips that may al­ready be on the back of the frame) to keep it in place.

If frames aren’t your thing or you want to make some­thing big­ger, try weav­ing a wall hang­ing like this one. Start by mak­ing a frame; Lucy at­tached coloured wool to sticks at the top and bot­tom. Once you’ve filled your frame with flax,keep adding flow­ers, seeds and other bits of na­ture as you find them.

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