This year Serfenta's work was dedicated to the one of the most important basketry materials in Poland - a cattail which you can also know as a reed mace (Typha latifolia). It is hand cutted, natural water plant, soft and delicate but also very strong. You will love it! We recommend it for basketmakers with experience - as a new material or for other crafters and handworkers.
Our team took part in the harvesting (read more!), collecting and preparing for use this material. Thanks to this, we now you can buy it and weave at home! We prepared DIY craft set to weave with cattail at home.
It is a perfect idea for Christmas gift for special friends – not only basketmakers, also artisans, designers and creative people who likes experiments with craft and new materials.
The set consists of:
- a sheaf of cattail, hand cutted and adequately prepared, sufficient to make a basket
- a basketry needle forged in a workshop in Cieszyn, based on original needles used by basket makers.
- a wooden mould prepared for makeing a cattail bag, hand maded
- a tutorial video DVD or Online presenting Basketry Master Helena Rogala showing how to weave step by step
Do not wait and order it for Christmas!
We can offer this set to you thanks to our long-standing friendships formed during Serfenta’s basketry expeditions. By purchasing it, you support local Polish craft and Basketry Master Helena directly and many others.
|Dimensions (cm)||Large sheaf|
|Width||30 x 30 cm|
Helena Rogala – Cattail Queen – one of the last remaining basket makers who weaves unique cattail bags for us. We have cooperated with Helena for 11 years. Along with her family, she cuts cattail manually in muddy ponds. Then she cleans the material uses it to weave her magic!
Helena’s bags are part of our offer thanks to our long-standing friendships formed during Serfenta’s basketry expeditions. By purchasing them, you support local Polish craft and Basketry Master Helena directly.
These products are part of our offer thanks to our long-standing friendships formed during Serfenta’s basketry expeditions. By purchasing them, you support local Polish craft and Polish Basketry Masters. You also support us – thanks to your order, we can organise basketry workshops. Come and join them!
What you will find in our shop:
0% mass production – all the items are one of a kind
tradition and modernity
products for a good, long life.
We draw inspiration from the vast experience of the best basket makers.
Order a DIY kit for straw weaving.
Would you like to find out more about us? Visit: http://serfenta.pl/en/