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Patti Erickson
cattails or bulrush reed
Mon Jun 10, 2019 4:39am

Hi Cathryn,
Since we're on the subject. I found a local fellow chair weaver that knows how to do cattail rush seats. She is going to show me how to weave a seat. You had mentioned on one of your posts on facebook that you were collecting cattails about a month or so ago (am I right or was I making this up :) ) When can we collect the cattails? I see them up now in our area. Should we wait until the fall or can we collect them now? Thanks! Patti Erickson, This Old Seat Chair Caning

  • Re: cattails or bulrush reeds The Wicker Woman®--Cathryn Peter, Sun Jun 9 9:13am
    Nan, If you are talking about hand-twisted cattail rush, the only current suppliers are The Caning Shop and H.H. Perkins. They, along with several other great suppliers are listed on my Cane & Basket ... more
    • cattails or bulrush reed Patti Erickson, Mon Jun 10 4:39am
      • Re: cattails or bulrush reed The Wicker Woman®--Cathryn Peter, Mon Jun 10 7:06am
        Hi Patti, No Patti, now is not the time to gather cattail leaves. Check out my how-to videos on my site and also on my Instagram feed to learn all about gathering, processing and using cattail leaves ... more
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