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16 September 2018 - plaiting workshop

Geraldine brought along a fascinating & varied display of plaited items, made from esparto grass, fan palm & rush. Some originated from Spain & Morocco; they included a coffee pot cover, bottle support, pouches, mats, bowls & baskets.

We had the choice of using rush (from Iris's supply), or strips of hand-coloured paper (thanks to Geraldine). Some members made Simple or Grecian plaits of up to 9 strands, or 7 & 9 strand twill plaits. Others chose to make a round plait out of rush, or paper, over a stick support.

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