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The Sharing Den

Cattail Sun Hats (SOLD OUT)

Learn to make a woven cattail sun hat with a buckskin leather strap.

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Cattail Sun Hats (SOLD OUT)
Cattail Sun Hats (SOLD OUT)

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Aug 06, 2022, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

The Sharing Den, 111 Sheridan St, Portland, ME 04101, USA


About the event

Cattails (genus Typha) are wetland plants with a unique flowering spike and flat leaves that reach heights of 3 to 10 feet.  They are one of the most common plants in large marshes and on the edge of ponds. Two species are most common in the US: broad-leaved cattail (T. latifolia) and narrow leaf cattail (T. angustifolia). Cattails are a wonderful plant: beautiful, edible in several forms, and excellent for weaving. Euell Gibbons famously referred to cattails as "the supermarket of the swamp." Cattail leaves can be used for baskets, cordage, sleeping mats, and much more. 

Learn to identify, gather regeneratively, process, store, and weave with cattails. We'll use cattails to weave a sun hat that, if properly cared for, will last forever. $75 includes all required tools, materials, tuition, and a snack. You may want to pack a lunch for yourself to eat.

NOTE: This class will be held entirely outdoors, rain or shine. Please dress appropriately

Space in this class is limited. Preregistration, along with a paid deposit, is required to reserve a spot in the class. Deposits may be fully refunded in the event of a cancellation a week or more before the class, if the space is filled. Refunds for last-minute cancellations are unfortunately not available. The class will begin promptly at the scheduled time. Please plan accordingly. Contact Rewild Maine at (207) 449-7738 or if you have any questions.

Rewild Maine is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization. We depend on donations from the community to offer free classes and workshops and we are grateful for your support. Scholarships are available for paid classes on an as-needed basis and nobody will ever be turned away for lack of funds. All donations are tax-deductible. Contact Rewild Maine at (207) 449-7738 or if you have any questions.


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