The lavender is in full bloom it's time to harvest it.
I want to share with you a way to keep your lavender and use it in your dresser or wardrobe to perfume your clothes.
In France we call it "navettes de lavande".
This is what you'll need.
4 feet of 5 mm colored ribbon ( it is generous but better have more than not enough )
Freshly cut lavender ( you can't use dried lavender the stem would break )
A little patience
The one I will make here is with 18 lavender stems. You will need an even amount of stems that paired would make an odd number. For example, 18 stems = 9 pairs of 2.
You can also make them a lot bigger as long as it is still a multiple of 2, which paired make an odd number.
Example 22, 26, 30 ...
You need to take the leaves of the stem and keep only the top flowers
Form a tight bouquet where the flowers starts.
Just at the bottom of the flowers you tight your ribbon and make a knot.
Then you gently fold the stem over the flowers to create a cage, sort of.
Be very gentle it could break the stem when you do it.
Then you take your ribbon ( the tiny part from the knot should stay inside the "cage")
And you start to weave the ribbon through the stems- 2 by 2. two stems over, 2 stems under, repeat.
Try to have the beginning pretty tight.
Here is how it should look.
Keep going until the flowers are encased. Make a knot.
And there is your "navette" of lavender
ready to hang it in your wardrobe or you can also have it in decoration in a room.
Let me know how it goes !