I would like to know how to make newspaper coils which can then be crafted into baskets, trivets and the like?

I have seen baskets and trivets, placemats etc made from coiled newspaper. I don't know how they are kept together or how to weave them once they're made

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rickharris6 years ago
Should be possible by hand after all wool was spun by hand for millennia before machines were invented to do it.

I am only guessing but a cordless drill and some brown paper should work pretty well.
canucksgirl6 years ago
Well they are held together with glue. I found you a youtube video that shows the process step-by-step using magazines, but you could obviously use newspaper as well. The video explains how to make a basket, you'll probably catch on how to make the other items you mentioned after watching the video.

Good Luck with it :D

click for ---> THE VIDEO
ShalomAngel (author)  canucksgirl6 years ago
thanx! it's a little different than the style I have seen, but I will try it for sure!
rickharris6 years ago
Long strips of paper twisted along length to make a twisted rope. Weave together.


This video is a machine doing just that to make Lloyd loom furniture (and everyone thinks it's basket work!)
ShalomAngel (author)  rickharris6 years ago
thanks! I want to do it by hand though...this sure was interesting!!!