Skip to main content

Knotted Cattail Totes

Course Overview

Why “knot” use cattail leaves to make a handy tote bag? These abundant and easy-to-harvest materials are very flexible, making them a great material for knotted basketry. In this four-day class, students will construct a tote bag of natural materials including cattail leaves, willow bark, iris leaves and sweetgrass. The course will begin with instruction and practice in making the pinwheel, wheat and biscuit knots. After gaining familiarity with the structure of these knots, students will design a bag or basket tote that meets their needs, and then get to work constructing a lightweight, sturdy tote. Materials will be provided.


Thu, Aug 20th, 2020  –  Sun, Aug 23rd, 2020

Course Details

Length: 4 days
Skill Levels: Beginner to Advanced
Hours: 9am-5pm
Intergenerational age: N/A
Registration Cost: $390.00
Includes materials fee of $50.00

Required Tools

You will need the following tools for this class:

  • scissors
  • clothes clips
  • tape measure/ruler
  • large trash bag
  • large towel
  • notebook

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.

Begin Registration

North House is now requesting full payment at time of registration. Payment plans are available upon request — don't hesitate to contact us at 218-387-9762 if you need to arrange one.

Registration Cost:
Name Email Phone

Cancellation Policy

If North House must cancel a course, students will receive a full refund of any payments made for that course.

Students who cancel their enrollment more than 21 days prior to the course will receive a refund less a $50 cancellation fee to cover administrative costs. In recognition of the time and energy instructors invest in preparing for courses, students who cancel their enrollment 21 days or less prior to the course are not eligible for a refund.

Certain classes have different cancellation policies. When this is the case, it will be noted in the Course Overview on this page. Please be sure that you are familiar with your class's cancellation policy, and contact us if you have any questions.