How to: Coil-Weave with Sedges

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In this tutorial we will coil-weave a basket out of Sedges. Harvest sedges (Cyperaceae Spp.) when they are at their longest - in the Summer, or before they turn brown is best. Leave them outside in the sun to dry. Or hang them up inside for 1 - 2weeks. Once dried and before weaving, the grasses or other coiling medium need to be re-constituted to be pliable. In a shallow pan or bathtub place the leaves in warm water...hot water can be added to expedite the process, but BE CAREFUL! Let the coiling medium sit in warm water from anywhere between 5 -15 minutes...do not over saturate. Remove water and wrap in a damp or moist towel while weaving to keep them pliable. A spray bottle comes in handy to spot-wet them when necessary

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