This kit is intended for intermediate skill level; someone who has already made a beginner coiled basket. This basket will take approximately 6 to 8 hours to complete and it is recommended to stitch in several sessions, taking frequent breaks. Coiling is a basketry method where one material is wrapped around another in a spiral. Generally, the materials used for wrapping are soft and flexible while the coil can be a bit more rigid.
These instructions will teach you how to coil a shallow tray shaped basket with the design of a turtle. The instructions include interesting facts about turtle symbolism and importance. Basketry requires patience and perseverance. Keep at it and you will be proud of your improved skills and finished basket. Kit makes one coiled basket about 5 to 6″ wide. Ages 12 and up, adult participation necessary for younger ages. Made in the USA.
- KIT CONTAINS: fiber rush, raffia, tapestry needle, and color photo instructions, free design sheet should you wish to purchase materials to make a basket of your own design
- YOU WILL NEED: scissors, a ruler, and water