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I met a woman who weaves Kudzu vines, she does not have a site:


https://www.matttommey.com/basket-weaving-techniques/how-to-weave-a-basket-with-kudzu-runners

an kudzu is an edible perennial.
 
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I got inspired and made a basket from ivy vines!

Two, actually. I will use them to weigh my fruit trees so they grow more horizontally than upwards. I saw it in Paul Gautschi's "Back to Eden" videos.
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Flora Eerschay wrote:I got inspired and made a basket from ivy vines!

Two, actually. I will use them to weigh my fruit trees so they grow more horizontally than upwards. I saw it in Paul Gautschi's "Back to Eden" videos.

weighing tree branches down by rock in basket
stone in basket



Ooooh!!! I was trying to think of how I could attach a rock to my branches--they always slip out of my twine. I love this idea!
 
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so i just got thinking about some of the baskets in this thread,seems to me most people just use what they have available.I like the cattail style basket but i dont have many cattails that i can get readily but i do have Johnson grass.Has anyone tried using this for a grass basket substitute?

I have grown sweet sorghum in the past and im sure it is a very good basket material but never thought to try it.Im pretty sure spent hops vines would be awesome as well.  
 
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Shookeli Riggs wrote:so i just got thinking about some of the baskets in this thread,seems to me most people just use what they have available.I like the cattail style basket but i dont have many cattails that i can get readily but i do have Johnson grass.Has anyone tried using this for a grass basket substitute?

I have grown sweet sorghum in the past and im sure it is a very good basket material but never thought to try it.Im pretty sure spent hops vines would be awesome as well.  


In my opinion it's good to experiment with the materials you have. Do they work for weaving a basket? How is the basket? Does it last? etc.
 
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Im going to try the Johnson grass,i have some drying now,its a nuisance here in the garden but it is useful as animal feed,but they really just like the leaves and tender stems,once its matured they waste much of the plant because it becomes more woody and pithy kinda like corn stalks once they have dried.

After reading this thread and seeing what others are using i pick some of my pole beans,if they are taken right after first frost i bet they would make good baskets,i usually just mulch them or burn them down depending on how many beers i have had when i get ready to pick the dry beans. ; )
 
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If you like basket-weaving and you have plenty of time, then you can try weaving anything you like. But otherwise probably it's better to find out first if the material will be strong and last long enough to make good use of your basket.
 
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Weaving has always been an interest of mine. I have been messing with different weaves for several years but never really cracked down to see if they would work for real. I got some lemongrass for cooking and saw the grass part and thought "That would make a great basket!' so I made one. I also gathered some rushes from our fields and made a smaller one with them.
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Lemongrass smells so nice!
Lemongrass smells so nice!
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My identification app says that these are common rushes
My identification app says that these are common rushes
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Lemongrass weaving in process.
Lemongrass weaving in process.
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All done!
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Note: I accidently pushed the wrong button and had to re-certify it! Lovely basket!

 
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Here are my measurements. Sorry that it wasn't clear before.
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nice baskets and the color is awesome,mine didnt work out with the johnson grass,too many nodes on the stems

 
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