My obsession with straw work started years ago when I found a beautiful, handmade straw flower at a flea market in Switzerland. I wanted to learn more about this amazing craft, and a recent trip to Mexico was the perfect place to explore my obsession with mixing palm leaves and straw.
Read my Summer 2017 Issue:
Lovely as decor on hats, bags, or pillows.
- Twine the raffia around 2 or 3 fingers to create a small bundle, and tie thread around the middle.
- Cut the loops at each end, and pull the raffia apart a little to create a flower.
- To dye the flower, simply add a few drops of food coloring to water, and dip the tips of raffia into the dye. Let dry.
- Sew flowers where you want them using needle and thread.
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