Cattail Crafting- A Canadian Experience

As the long weekend approaches we wanted to inspire some good old fashioned Canadian crafting!


This time of year cattails (or bulrushes) are out in numbers. These are dream plants for the creative mind. Whether using the leaves, stalks or seed-bearing "cattail" they lend themselves to seemingly endless possibilities.

One of my favorite uses for the leaves is for weaving!

Tips:

  • If you use the leaves from the vegetative part of the plant (made up of leaves alone) rather than stripping the leaves off the stalks they are stronger and longer.

  • These leaves will shrink when drying so your final design will have gaps.