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Welcome to the Straw Applique Tour!

Straw applique shows what happens when little things combine into something fabulous.
1994_132_3cl.jpg - 2036 BytesStraw is split and flattened. Somtimes the soft inner pith is removed by scraping to result in very thin pieces of golden straw.

There are many methods of straw "applique". One method is to glue the straw to a surface, another method involves "encrusting" the straw in a layer of pine pitch or other varnish or laquer like material. Other items have straw actually inlayed into the usually wooden surface.
Straw can be applied to many surfaces, including fabric and wood. In this tour you will see just a small sample of the variety that straw can achieve.



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