~*Serenity*~ ~*Forget not the earth delights to feel your bare feet: Gibran*~
I had a wetland garden back home, I can’t grow one here for so many reasons but that does not deter me from loving cat tails as I do.
Countless hours were spent as a child with me spreading the seeds every way as I walked up and down the neighborhood road. They were a staple in my flower arrangements and in constant supply on my drying rack.
A lot of people don’t know that the leaves of the cattail is dried, re hydrated and twisted into a rope. This rope is then used to create rush seats. I used to do this for a living, it’s my greatest love.
If given the chance to weave or any other job, weaving would win. It is calming and very relaxing to me. I used to cut and dry my own and use them when restoring real rush seats for clients. LOL I could talk cattails for hours.
photo of cattails belongs to www.aquaspringsinfo.com photo of rush seat is Mine, of my own work