an alternative material to seagrass is cotton cord, a man-made material that is available in a variety of colours.

two colours work well together in the checkerboard pattern.

seagrass picture sample
seagrass

Seagrass is a twine-like material created from a grass growing mainly in China that has been hand twisted to resemble rope.  It is a natural product with a variegated green and tan appearance.

seagrass sample 1
checkerboard pattern detail.

seagrass sample 2
checkerboard pattern.

seagrass sample picture 3
An example of Seagrass worked in the traditional ‘envelope’ pattern.