The Art and Craft of Straw Work

Straw Stars

These are commonly made in Switzerland and Germany, where there are several experts still making them.


Stars can be very simple, or very complex, up to 1 metre diameter. They can be made from whole straw, or split straw or flattened straw, or from a combination.


Simple stars can have just 8 points, but they can be combined to make complex looking stars with layers and beams, and extra stars added for decoration. Split straw can be added to provide a filigree effect.

Veronica Main