The ribbon (which I acquire on buying trips to San Francisco, sometimes even Paris!) is woven in the same way as the wand, but only to the halfway point. All but 4-6 opposing stems are snipped off. The remaining stems are either twisted or braided together, gently molded, and joined as a basket handle above the flower heads which poke up from the woven part. This all must be done with fresh cut lavender in the middle of the busy harvest season. The ribbon is wound around the handle and tied in a bow either in the center of the handle or off to one side of the basket.
I am glad to teach your group how to make these in a workshop environment. Email me so we can figure out a schedule sometime between mid June and mid August. $10 per person for groups of 10-15 covers materials and my time. Classes smaller than ten $30 hour + materials. I travel within a100 mile radius of St. Ignatius, Montana. It is possible for me to travel further distance, let's talk!
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