While I was in my garden today pulling those “misplaced plants” that were growing where they shouldn’t, I came across a grapevine using my iris as a trellis. Fauna picked up the vine and wound it around her head like a crown; with those pixie-like eyes and ears of hers, she looked just like the Queen of the Pixies. We played some more with the grapevine and loved how pliable it was. I have seen weavings made of young pliable twigs and I thought grapevine would work just as well. So we grabbed some twine and did some weaving with nature our way. I’ll do anything to get out of weeding!
We gathered long stems of catmint, chamomile, clover and some large hosta leaves to weave into the nature art. Not only will the art smell wonderful, but the plants should dry nicely (except for the hosta).
We tied the vine into a teardrop/oval shape, then tied twine all around it . Fauna’s was more like a web where she just placed plants wherever she saw fit.
Fauna also made one without weaving plants throughtout. She added wooden beads and calls this one her dreamcatcher.
Araina’s was more like a weaver’s loom. Araina weaved her plants over, under, over, under…
She wanted her weaving to be attached to a twig hanger.
Each of these beautiful works of art are now hanging nicely in our house. One of them even makes a lovely wreath to welcome guests that come to our front door.