Weaving straw - it is one of the oldest crafts.
This material is woven amulets, toys, kitchen utensils, hats, handbags, home furnishings and more.
You will need
- - serp-
- - A sharp knife-
- - Wet cloth-
- - igolka-
- - Strong thread.
For weaving straw suit different crops: 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, longer than they are, the better. Tie in bundles straw and dry.
Prepare material for weaving. Straw clean, remove all nodes. Cut the stalks in half. Sort straws in length.
Dry straw is very fragile, and weave of thisthe material does not work. To give it elasticity, soak it in boiling water for a few minutes. Leave the required number for the start of weaving, and the rest of the straw wrap in a damp cloth.
A special feature of weaving straw is thatyou must first prepare the bundles or braids from which you can then weave the stuff of different shapes. For a simple weaving straw need to flatten. Laminate straw knife tip and straighten it slightly heated iron.
Prepare the tape for a simple weave. Several straws (their number depends on the size of the product) put next to each other vertically.
Take a straw and criss-crossing its basis in a checkerboard pattern, that is, over the first straw, and then under the next, then again to place it on the straw and pull under the next, etc.
The second row of braid is similar, but whereWorking straw was held under the basis of its position the top, and where over the basics, stretch under it. Straws fit together tightly, to avoid gaps between them. The finished braid put under pressure and dry.
From platting can produce a variety of products. Depending on the species chosen method of crosslinking wicker. If you want to weave a rug or mat, follow the stitching butt.
To do this, take the prepared Twist andOR BIND edge tape, hooking a 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, tray,dish or other objects of complex shape. Crosslinking ribbons spirally, starting from the middle of the product. Each next row Apply a little on the previous 1/3 the width of the braid and sew. Iron the finished product through a damp cloth.