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Cattail Tote Bag

Course Overview

Wondering what to do with all those cattails growing down by the pond? Learn how to make a handy and stylish tote bag. Students will learn how to plait with the cattail leaves and assemble a tote bag. The basic checker weave (usually done with palm fronds) will be taught using cattails and iris leaves, giving this project a distinctly northern flair. As time permits more complex weaves will be taught. Previous experience is not necessary but sewing skills are helpful. Materials supplied. Please note, this class begins with a short-two hour evening session to make the most of your time on campus.


Fri, Jul 27th, 2018  –  Sun, Jul 29th, 2018

Course Details

Length: 2¼ Days
Skill Levels: Beginner to Advanced
Hours: Day 1: 5pm-7pm, Day 2/3: 9am-5pm
Registration Cost: $213.00
Includes materials fee of $28.00

Required Tools

You will need the following tools for this class:

large black plastic trash bag

Optional Tools

Feel free to bring your favorite tools and whatever materials you might feel appropriate for this course. Thimbles can be very helpful as there is quite a bit of sewing. 

More Information

Once registered, students will receive a confirmation email with further class information. Please call us if you haven't received it within 24 hours.