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4 Dec.2019

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

A miniature carpet beater tutorial.

Hello and Happy Easter and Passover Holidays to all my dear readers.

This very simple and easy tutorial will be, dear readers and followers, a holidays
gift to you.

An original carpet beater is made from three wicker strips.  A miniature beater
looks better if it's done with two strips. But, if you are able to get
very thin strips you can do it with three, just follow the steps in the photos.

For demonstration only I'll be using two strands of bendable miniature
flower stems.

A.  Bend carefully the center of the length into a round loop.

B.  With the right end of the strips enter the top loop and make another round circle.

C.  Do the same with the left end and make an opposite loop.  Now you
      have three loops with one end coming from under a loop and the second
      from over a loop.

D.   Twist the two ends together leaving an oval opening.  (this is the point to
        bind the ends of wicker with raffia).

E.   Twist until you reach a length of 2.5"  (10cm) and bind again with raffia.)


Wicker strips
a strand of raffia
Cutter of scissors

1.  Cut two 30 cm (12") lengths from the wicker twines and
     soak them in hot water for about 15 minutes until they are completely     bendable. It is very important to keep them wet
     and pliable all the time.

2.  Bend the two strips together as seen in the A to E demonstrations.
You can see the end results when done with wicker strips.

Happy beating dollies!


  1. Ooohh... I'm definitly going to try this out. If I can remember to do it that will be a lovely touch to my Victorian shop's living quarters.

  2. What a lovely holidays gift of you, Drora, I'm sure I'll try this out for making one for my mini grandma ;)!
    Happy holidays to you.
    Warm hugs, Ilona

  3. Gracias por tu tutorial. Es fantástico
    Un saludo..

  4. Tengo que probar!!! Espero no hacerme un lío con los bucles, jaaaaa! Gracias por compartir, Drora! Un beso

  5. How easy is that??? And it's too sweet for words. In miniature of course, a real life carpet beater just means work. Wishing you a lovely holiday!

  6. Wonderful beater and tutorial . Thank you Drora.
    Hugs Maria

  7. Thank you very much for sharing this wonderful tutorial. A big hug

  8. Muchas gracias Drora, un tutorial muy bien explicado.

  9. Thank you for the excellent tutorial, Drora!
    I can't wait to get my materials out and give it a try!

  10. I MUST give this a try, Thanks for the tutorial Drora and Happy Passover! :D

  11. Felices fiestas de pascua. Probaré el tutorial.

  12. This is fabulous - thank you for this very well explained and demonstrated tutorial. I've saved it in my tutorial sampler to give it a try some day. Happy days of Passover to you and yours!


  13. Thank you for the tutorial dear Drora! Perhaps I should make beater for my real home. Can you belive I never had owned any. Happy easter! Hugs, piikko

  14. A great post! I love your blog < 3
    I am following you and invite you to me

  15. Magnifico tutorial, habrá que intentarlo, lo has explicado muy bien, muchas gracias, un beso.

  16. Thank you for a great tutorial, and thank you for kind comment on my blog. Blessings, Pam in Norway

  17. I thought I had already commented on this but can't find it. Oh well. Wonderful tutorial, thank you!

  18. I received my prize in the mail today, I ! I havent found a permanent home for everything yet but I will be posting some photos on my blog today. Thank you so much!Drora. Everything is beautiful

  19. Un tutorial genial Drora!! Muchas gracias!!

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