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Weaving Brigit's crosses

Yesterday my mother was here and we practiced making Brigitte’s crosses, one of the activities that we did not have time for in the weekend workshop I taught last week. 

                   

Traditionally they are made from wet straw. My way is making them from long thin strips cut from handkerchiefs rolled through my fingers to make them look like straw, and to weave them more easily. My mother found it difficult to make then that way, and the result was not great as well. A new method we tried is wetting the strokes before weaving them and not rolling them. That gave a lovely result, but… the process was too frustrating to use it in a group. The tiny strokes are difficult to handle, making them wet did not help. My mother will search for ready-made strips from textile. Maybe that works better. I am not needing them now, so plenty of time. 
          
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