Reed is used in basket and seat weaving. For chair use, reed, maple or ash splint, varing in width from 1/8" to 1" in size can be used. Reed is available in multiple colors if dyed and shades of brown being typically found in chairs. Colored reed is often used in decorative basket weaving. Like rush, reed is woven over the rails forming the periphery of the seat.
Examples of reed woven items are displayed under the link Reed/Examples from the left menu.
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