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Mon, Sep 18


Root Wild Kombucha

Coiled Cattail Baskets

Learn to make a coiled cattail basket and enjoy some kombucha or beer.

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Coiled Cattail Baskets
Coiled Cattail Baskets

Time & Location

Sep 18, 2023, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Root Wild Kombucha, 135 Washington Ave, 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 cattail leaves and natural thread to create a coiled basket using a wooden base. Tuition price includes all required tools, materials, and tuition.

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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