Beginning Cattail Basketry: Jar Koozie


Instructor: Kadey Ambrose

Explore natural materials and traditional weaving techniques while crafting a beautiful and practical jar cover to keep your drinks warm or cold!

Working with cattail leaves, students will learn basic twining – one of the three universal basketry techniques. Our baskets will incorporate two- and three-strand twining and a simple fold-over rim, with the opportunity for more complex patterns for the twine-confident. We’ll also discuss how to ethically harvest and properly prepare cattail leaves for basket weaving, so students will leave feeling confident to try again on their own.

Beginning Cattail Basketry: Jar Koozie