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How to make a fuseau de lavande

Elsa Lenthal of FuseauxdeLavande.com has inspired me to make many lavender wands over the years – this tradition of encasing the flowers of the sunny lavender fields of Provence appeals on many levels. Imagine my excitement when this year she agreed to come to our house in Lacoste and give a workshop to show us all her tips and tricks. Fuseaux have been made in Provence since the 18th Century – a simple technique using ribbon to encase the flowers of freshly picked lavender for years to come.

Elsa sells her fuseaux in the markets of Provence but for those who can’t get there you can also order them on line at her website – you can choose from 20 colors of ribbon as well as two sizes.

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