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Lavender Bottle Making – A Craft that has been around for years.
Once you have learnt how to make Lavender Bottles you will wonder why you never made them before. These fragrant little bundles look gorgeous, small wonderful and make lovely gifts.
Lavender is a natural Moth Repellant. Lavender Bottles are, traditionally, put into drawers or hung on your clothes hangers in cupboards, where they keep your clothes moth-free and fresh-smelling.
2½ hour Class – no materials provided.
Bring your own long-stemmed Lavender and the ribbon of your choice. Plus needles to sew with and cotton thread to match the ribbon colour.
Don’t place the Lavender Bottle directly against Fabrics for the first few weeks after you make it because the green pigment can bleed from the stems before they dry out.
If you find the weaving gets loose after a couple of days, as the lavender dries, you might like to tighten it up again. A partially-open paperclip works well to help catch the ribbon.
DID YOU KNOW: In ancient Rome, lavender was used to scent the bath water. The name ‘Lavender’ comes from the Latin Lavandus, meaning ‘to wash’.