Nature art in a frame
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.