This is a challenging eco-friendly activity that is not suitable for the impatient! But, once you get the hang of it, it is engrossing and will give you the satisfaction of accomplishing something hard and beautiful.
You will create geometric patterns using straws, making lovely Christmas stars, bringing a bit of nature inside to complement your Christmas decorations.
This course will give you the skills with which you can create more and more intricate stars.
It will keep you (or someone else) busy for hours and inspire to make more of your own design.
It makes a perfect present for a crafty person who's looking to add a new skill to to their repertoire.
Recycled and natural materials are used throughout, including in the packaging! Everything is made by hand, which means no two packages will look exactly the same.
If you want me to send it directly to someone else, I'll wrap it up in Christmas paper, attach a gift tag with your short message for free.
Who will take up the challenge or to whom will you throw the gauntlet?
- At least 120 spliced straws, natural and coloured; green, blue and orange. Contact me if you prefer to have just natural and one/or no colour instead of a variety of colours.
- 6 Weavers to form the stars
- Jig to keep the straw in place
- Red embroidery skein to pull it all together
Detailed illustrated step-by-step Instructions will be sent by email, but I can also send you black and white instructions by post (£2.50 extra).
The instructions include a star shaper template to help cutting your designs and templates to make more weavers
A crochet hook comes in handy
Sharp (preferably small) scissors
Embroidery skein if you'd like to use different colours
This craft course provider has been awarded Bronze status for receiving 1 or more 5 star ratings from previous students.
The Students' Choice award ensures that course providers get recognised for their efforts in the teaching and practice of UK craft.
They also allow tutors to gain valuable feedback on their courses and for new students to find the course that's right for them.
Available on request