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HOW weave reed

How to weave reed

Cane grows in wet, marshy areas.

There are about 20 species of plants, almost all of them suitable for weaving, and can be used and the stems and leaves of the plant.

You will need

  • - Kamysh
  • - A sharp knife-
  • - Wooden shilo-
  • - Wet cloth-
  • - gubka-
  • - Pelvis.



Prepare material for weaving. The billet cane can be done all year round, but in winter it is quite difficult because of the snow, and in the spring - because of the high water and mud. Therefore reeds harvested in summer and autumn. The material cut at different times, will vary in shades.


Cut the stems of reeds with a knife or a sickle. Tie into bundles, hang them in partial shade under a canopy. After 2 weeks, the material is ready to use.


Sort reeds in length, thickness and quality. Collect stems suitable for weaving. Clean them from the leaves and the leaves are good, leave, and discard damaged. Thick stems are split into ribbons of different widths and lengths.


Dry reeds moisten, to restore itflexibility. Before starting work on the lower material 1-1.5 hours in cold water. During weaving reeds periodically moisten with the help of a sponge or washcloth.


Before weaving can be bleached or colorbulrush. Make a solution. Heat to 60 ° C 10% hydrogen peroxide solution by adding thereto 2% sodium silicate solution, put it in the reed stems and leaves and boil for 2 hours. Material gain silver. Then rinse under running hot water.


For coloring dyes used a cane. Prepare a solution of 5 g of dye per 1 liter of water. Then add the sodium salt 1 g and 2 g of acetic acid. Boil pre-bleached reed in this solution for about 30 minutes. Then rinse under running water.


To weave reed tray or a plate forPrepare the bread 30 leaves. Wet leaves, which will spin later, wrap in a damp cloth so they do not dry. Pick a template on which to weave. It may be an ordinary pot.


The leaves are cut into equal strips. Their length should be 5 cm more template. 4 Put the strips in a row. At a distance of about 1/3 of the edges perpendicular to place the sheet so that the strips 1 and 3 were on top of it, and 2 and 4 below. Next strip is woven in a similar manner, but in a staggered manner, i.e. the strips 2 and 4 bases must overlie the sheet, and 1 and 3 below. Weave in this way square.


Thin and short pieces of leaves left over fromtrimming, twist in the flagella. Put on the bottom of the pan, tie it with string, and continue to braid base circle flagella prepared in a checkerboard pattern. Locate them as close as possible to each other. When will the harness length, substitute the following and continue weaving.


Once ready the bottom of the tray, peel back the strip foundations up. Criss-crossing their flagella in a checkerboard pattern to the desired height.


Remove the template and fill the remaining tips. Awl move the tray edge and slip the tip protruding into the hole. Similarly tuck all the other ends. Similarly, you can weave a reed mat, basket or bag.

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