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Making a Brighids cross with grass stems?
« on: July 01, 2013, 10:31:50 am »
Has anyone tried this?

I know traditionally they are made with reeds/rushes but I don't have anywhere near me that I can collect them and it's quite important to me that I "recycle" stuff when I'm crafting when I can. so i was thinking maybe If i dry out the long grass stems I could make one with them?

anyone tried this?
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Re: Making a Brighids cross with grass stems?
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2013, 10:35:48 am »
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Has anyone tried this?I know traditionally they are made with reeds/rushes but I don't have anywhere near me that I can collect them and it's quite important to me that I "recycle" stuff when I'm crafting when I can. so i was thinking maybe If i dry out the long grass stems I could make one with them?

 
I say weave them green and let them dry in the cross formation.  They'll be more flexible and easier to work with.

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Making a Brighids cross with grass stems?
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2013, 11:48:03 am »
Quote from: maybeimawitch;114272
Has anyone tried this?

I know traditionally they are made with reeds/rushes but I don't have anywhere near me that I can collect them and it's quite important to me that I "recycle" stuff when I'm crafting when I can. so i was thinking maybe If i dry out the long grass stems I could make one with them?

anyone tried this?

I did, works great. Any type of grass or reed, really. Let soak for a few hours to make pliable (if needed) and weave them.
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Re: Making a Brighids cross with grass stems?
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2013, 06:35:54 pm »
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I say weave them green and let them dry in the cross formation.  They'll be more flexible and easier to work with.

Brina

 
Thanks both for the advice! I'll post up the end result when It's done ;)
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Re: Making a Brighids cross with grass stems?
« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2013, 10:38:06 am »
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Thanks both for the advice! I'll post up the end result when It's done ;)

 
I will add (belatedly) that this will work better if you've already had some practice making them. If making Brigid's crosses is a new craft for you, starting with highly-cooperative materials like pipecleaners is really helpful for skills development.

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