rushes are round

Grass, rushes, reeds, sedges… what’s the difference? A traditional rhyme can help distinguish and identify:

“Sedges have edges,

Rushes are round,

Grasses have knees that bend down to the ground”

After Kindrogan, Tim Johnson came to Northumberland on his way south and had a couple of days with the Northumbria Basketry Group. His account of the workshop is here: http://www.timjohnsonartist.com/blog/exploring-twined-structures-with-the-northumbrian-basketmake.html

These examples used mainly rush, with other assorted local materials.

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rush tool pouch
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rush working tools
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rush bag (graciously modelled by Black Cat)
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