It’s enough to just hold the lavenders in our hands and we can already feel its calming effect and fragrance, what’s more if we spin it, thread it and lace it then after a good ten minutes a fantastic fragrant, hand snuggling wand will be the reward of our work.
One of the most popular ways of using lavender is the preparation of the lavender wand, the preparation of which we will now present with photos and a video as well.
About 3-4 feet (1-1.5 m) of thin silk ribbon 20 strands of fresh lavender (there can be more or less, but make it an even number, if we want to double fold it. A pair of scissors
We tie the lavenders together with the silk ribbon. We pick the leaves off the stems.
We bend down the first stem and we lead the ribbon over it.
We continuously keep bending down the stems, one over the stem and one under it. We should always adjust the ribbon to the stems.
This is the first row, with the partly bent down stems. It’s clearly visible, that each time I bend down a stem, I hold it in my hands afterward. We may as well bend down the stems two at a time, since this type has thin stems. When we have gotten to the end of the row, we should continue on with the braiding. We should always lead the ribbon so that once it goes over the stem and the next time under it.
The wand is halfway completed.
When we run out of blossoms we simply tie the knot. In this version we should sew the ribbon down at the end. I present this same method in the following video:
In the case of the preparation method shown in the video the ribbon has to be sewn down, so it won’t get untied.
If we leave the ribbon longer in the beginning, then at the end we tie the two ends of the ribbon together, thus the lavender windwill be ready quickly and easily.
In this photo it’s visible that if we leave the initial ribbon’s short end longer, then braid that into the mace, so we can tie it more easily in the end.
In the case of this braiding method we can tie a cute loop at the end of the wand.When our wand has dried and it starts losing its fragrance we just need to rub it a bit and it is promptly revived.