Humbly Learning Pine Coiling

I watched a few videos and read a few stitch guides…and I’m pretty happy with the results! These are “mini-baskets” so I could learn some new stitches and play around with different lashings. I learned many things…

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artificial sinew in a v-stitch
artificial sinew in a v-stitch
blue button in the middle
blue button in the middle

 

 

black waxed thread with beads
black waxed thread with beads
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I think the black thread should go all the way around…(I was going for half/half…didn’t work out)

 

Black jewelry wire (see the diamond shapes?)
Black jewelry wire (see the diamond shapes?)
inside button - I'll go for less wire wraps next time
inside button – I’ll go for less wire wraps next time

 

the bottom of this mini-basket...might be nicer than the inside...
the bottom of this mini-basket…might be nicer than the inside…or maybe not…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

That was a fun week of weaving and coiling (kind of rough on the fingers – lots of great ideas…). I’m reading through my Alabama Chanin Stitch book and ready to do some hand-stitching next!!

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9 thoughts on “Humbly Learning Pine Coiling

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    1. Yes it is. I found the techniques pretty easy to pick up – much more like traditional sewing than the sea grass basket was (who knew weaving is so different from coiling?). It’s really opened my eyes on my dog walks: now I’m seeing all kinds of plants as possibilities for weaving/coiling material! (I rang a doorbell tonight to ask if I could harvest some great leaves drooping on a bulb in their yard, but alas, they weren’t home!)

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    1. Thanks sleepykittystitches! I watched a couple of youtube videos and looked up some tutorials on pine coiling stitches. I have lots (too many!) of the shorter two-prong needles in my yard and I started by tying them together in small clumps with hemp thread to make a frame. It seemed pretty easy, then I found a tree in my neighborhood with six-prong needles that are 10-12″ long – PERFECT! I’ll post some pics of my process (learned online) which involves expensive tools like a straw from McDonalds! 🙂 (that’s my adjustment – not sure what the gal in the video was using…)

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