Materials & Tools Sweetgrass
Construction of Sweetgrass Baskets
Coiling, unlike other basketry techniques, is a process of sewing. Materials are sewn together by stitching
one row of the basket untop of the row below it. Each row must be constantly "fed" with new grasses to maintain a continous
foundation of uniform thickness, spiraling out from the center of the basket.
The grasses is held together by a thin strip of palmetto leaf
Caring For Your Sweetgrass Basket
Because the grasses used in these baskets are from swamps and marsh areas, water will not hurt them. With a soft
brush or cloth, they can be carefully washed in soapy water and rinsed in cold water. They should then be air dried.
This is the only care they require.
Because these baskets are all hand made, all sizes are approximate.