Invasive Kudzu Vines Make Beautiful Baskets

July 18, 2018 at 3:46 pm

When life gives you kudzu, make kudzu baskets

Credit: Justin and Shayla’s Rewilding Adventure

Some think the invasive plant species kudzu is a terrible menace, others hail it for its nutritional value and medicinal properties.

Whether you love it or hate it, one way to make the best of it while its here is using its strong fibrous vines to make beautiful baskets:

The basket above took about 8 hours to make using a simple coil method:

This woman has made her peace with the plant by weaving it into all varieties of art:

For more about the positive side of invasive plants, check out the book Invasive Plant Medicine: The Ecological Benefits and Healing Abilities of Invasives: