Wheat Weaving Tutorial: Head Wreath / Crown

Wheat Weaving Tutorial: Head Wreath / Crown Had a request for a wheat weaving head wreath tutorial.

Wheat head wreaths or crowns are a very traditional symbol. Depending on the culture, they were worn by unmarried women, harvest queens, brides, or by those seeking luck. A head wreath is a very simple wheat weaving, consisting mainly of a “hair braid” type of weaving, that involves weaving additional stems into the braid. It’s a fairly easy one to master, though it helps if you’ve had a little wheat weaving practice before attempting it. (If you’ve never woven with wheat before, click here to learn the basics of wheat weaving)

MATERIALS NEEDED:
Wheat straws (amount will depend on the size of your head and the size of the wheat, but generally somewhere around 40-50 straws)
White thread
Scissors
Container of warm water for soaking straws

By Amber Reifsteck ~ The Woodland Elf

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