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Cattail Weaving: The Northern Fedora

Course Overview

Traditional northern craft meets Don Draper? Fedoras are definitely back in fashion, DIY is all the rage, and in this fun course you can combine them both. Put a northern twist on a southern hat weaving tradition and make a woven cattail hat to protect yourself from the sun during outdoor activities. Palm fronds are the materials most commonly used for this "strip plaiting" weaving project; however, native cattails work as a northern substitute. Learn how to weave your own hat and get some foundational basketmaking skills along the way. And, might we add, you'll look fedorable? All materials are provided. The first evening session will serve as a skill-builder in plaiting so that students will be able to finish their project in the remaining two days. Upon completion of your hat, students can choose to learn additional plaiting designs. 


Fri, Jul 26th, 2019  –  Sun, Jul 28th, 2019

Course Details

Length: 2¼ Days
Skill Levels: Beginner to Advanced
Hours: Day 1: 5-7pm; Days 2 & 3: 9am-5pm
Registration Cost: $200.00
Includes materials fee of $25.00

Required Tools

You will need the following tools for this class:

  • note book
  • scissors
  • tape measure
  • thimble
  • old towel
  • plastic bag

Optional Tools

Feel free to bring your favorite tools and whatever materials you might feel appropriate for this course

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.