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We have many plants that I can harvest for basketry materials, but I'm quite curious about Russian Sage. It's quite woody and fragrant and drought tolerant, so wow prolific in our perennial garden. Perhaps too prolific as it will send out runners and start to invade our other plants. Some of the thicker spikes can be narrowly hollow. I've searched Google and Reddit to no avail. I was wondering if anybody had thoughts about using it for basketry.
Anyone out there growing Willow for basketry and dealing with the spotted laternfly invasion yet? I am in my second growing year (currently have around 1800 plants, 37 varieties) and have been absolutely inundated. I do not want to use chemical control (except for maybe some direct Neem application this first year so things don't totally go off the rails)
I live in NE Wa state, I’m new to basket making, and would like to forage for plants to be used in making baskets. I’ve read to use Reed (we do have common Reed here, a round weed), grapevine, cattail, and willow (the last 3 really don’t grow here). Any suggestions on what I can find and use, both for the thicker spokes and for weavers, would be GREATLY appreciated. TIA
My first basket!
So I came across a beautiful huge basket at a flea market. Problem is that it had been painted a couple of times. It's blue with pink showing underneath. Both my nieces and I want it but I wanted to ask if there would be a way to get all that nasty paint off.
It is referred to in several places in Mart Miles Blanchard’s clasdic book.
Does anyone know how I can weave timithy hay to make toys and mats and what not for my guinea pigs?
It looks like it was made of ash (judging by others that are similar), but I can't find this pattern anywhere. Thanks!