Lavender sachets

Tie just under the flowers

Tie just under the flowers

The Human’s Grandma taught this method of making a ribbon sachet of Lavender:  Gather a small bundle of lavender – an odd number of stems!  Tie them  together just under the flowers….

Weave the ribbon round

Weave the ribbon round

Bend the stems down so they form the “ribs” of an umbrella, with the flowers inside.  Then, starting at the bent stem end,  weave a ribbon round, over and under each stem. Finish the sachet by tying the ribbon into a bow at the bottom of the bundle of flowers.  You can see what this looks like in the picture at the end of this post…

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A sweet bowl of lavender

A sweet bowl of lavender

For another project we started by pulling off the lavender flowers.  Constance was pleased with the big bowl full.

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Open the old sachet

Open the old sachet

The girls decided to freshen up the old sachet that arrived in the Box of Treasure.   The top seam was opened up and a bit of fluff which used to have a drop of perfume on it was removed and discarded.

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Scoop in some new lavender

Scoop in some new lavender

And the girls filled it up with new fresh lavender.

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Two lovely lavender sachets

Two lovely lavender sachets

How delightful to be able to prolong the lavender season!

Other projects involving the Box of Treasure can be seen by clicking here.

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8 thoughts on “Lavender sachets

    • Dear Mrs P. We do enjoy textile arts of all kinds, and are grateful to Grandma B. for teaching us this method, lo these many years ago, and for infusing us with a love of lavender!

  1. oh what lovely wands/sachets!! YOu have made such lovely things from that box of treasures. It certainly was sent to the right human!! I love the pic of the girls filling the sachet bag with wonderful lavender flowers. I can smell it from here!

  2. These posts on lavender seem like gentle “play” and yield so much beauty and pleasure. The colors that you’ve used from a variety of sources feel like a lullaby…add the lavender and one is truly ready to drop off to sleep.

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