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

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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rickharris (author)2011-11-12

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.

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canucksgirl (author)2011-11-11

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

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ShalomAngel (author)canucksgirl2011-11-12

thanx! it's a little different than the style I have seen, but I will try it for sure!

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rickharris (author)2011-11-12

Long strips of paper twisted along length to make a twisted rope. Weave together.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z41xJV9Dikc

This video is a machine doing just that to make Lloyd loom furniture (and everyone thinks it's basket work!)

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ShalomAngel (author)rickharris2011-11-12

thanks! I want to do it by hand though...this sure was interesting!!!

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