Rush tote…

Just finished this rush tote bag sample. I’m teaching a class in September. Yes I know, it’s February, but I prefer to have lessons planned out well in advance.

After selecting, cleaning and cutting the rushes to the correct length a check weave base is made to fit a pre-prepared mold. This must be tied onto the mold to hold it in place.

The sides were woven with a mixture of pairing, waling and checkweave. At the top of the mold I put on a simple pull down border before adding rope handles.

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