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.

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metal wreath

  1. Start by soaking just the stems of the straw until they can bend without breaking. (Fresh straw might be pliable enough on its own.)
  2. Twist the ends of a few pieces of straw around the metal wreath, and let the tops of the straw hang down, as pictured.
  3. Continue all around the wire wreath.
  4. Display and admire.


Photography by Dietlind Wolf

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