The Coiling Technique

There has been much success with the coiling weaving technique. Many of the beginner weavers found that this simple technique, the least difficult to learn. After one or two fiddlehead bases had been made, and sufficient confidence had been acquired in handling the material (in most cases, English Ivy and Raffia), beginners went on to make beautiful small baskets of pine needles with black berry vine skin, english ivy with split english ivy, large skeps as natural bee hives using canary grass and fishing line. The list can be endless.

 

Some great YouTube Videos on skep making.

Skep Making

Cottage Garden Skep

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