you need
  • - sickle;
  • - a sharp knife;
  • - a damp cloth;
  • - needle;
  • - strong thread.
suitable for weaving straw of different cereals: wheat, oats, barley, rye.It can be harvested from the mid-summer until harvest.The material collected at different times, will be different shades from green to dark yellow.
sickle cut the stems at the base than they are longer, the better.Tie the straw into bundles and dry.
Prepare material for weaving.Straw clean, remove all nodes.Cut stalks in half.Sort straw length.
dry straw is very fragile, and the weave of this material will not.To give it elasticity, soak it in boiling water for a few minutes.Leave the necessary quantity to start weaving, and the rest of the straw, wrap in a damp cloth.
peculiarity of weaving straw is that you must first prepare bundles or braids from
which you can then weave the stuff of different shapes.For a simple weaving straw need to flatten.Laminate straw sharp knife and flatten it slightly heated iron.
Prepare the tape for a simple weave.Several straws (the number depends on the size of the product) put next to each other vertically.
Take a straw and braided it in a staggered basis, ie on the first straw, and then under the next, then again to place it on the straw and pull at the next, etc.
second row braid similarly, but where the work took place under a straw foundation locate it on top, and where on top of the basics, stretch under it.Straws fit together tightly to avoid gaps between them.The finished braid put under pressure and dry.
Of Braids can make a variety of products.Depending on the species chosen method of crosslinking wicker.If you want to weave a rug or mat, perform stapling butt.
prepared for this, take braid and sewing edges of the tape, engaging the needle and thread them alternately, and tightens.Weave can start from the center and placed in a spiral braid or ribbon to sew rows of straw butt.
If you want to make a hat, lampshade, trays, dishes or other items of complex shape.Crosslinking ribbons spirally, starting from the middle of the product.Each next number Apply a little on the previous 1/3 of the width of the braid and sew.Iron the finished product through a damp cloth.