- Coil And Stitch Technique
- Samples Of Coil And Stitch Items
- Selecting Materials For Coil And Stitch Technique
- Preparing Selected Materials For Coil And Stitch Technique
- Methods Of Preparing Selected Materials For Coil And Stitch Technique
- What to consider when coiling and stitching an item.
- Making a floor mat using coil and stitch technique using man-made materials or natural materials.
- Coil And Stitch Technique
Basketry is the art of making containers and other items using flexible fibres.
- It is the art of coiling materials and sticking them together using a needle and thread to make an item.
- There are two types of coils
- Plaited coils – are made by braiding two or more strands of a material to make a pattern.
- Roiled coils – are made by roiling strands of materials together
- Items made using the coil and stitch technique are made using any suitable materials that can be rolled e.g. banana fibres, palm leaves
- In weaving, the materials used are interlaced vertically and horizontally on a loom to form an item.
- The vertical threads are called warps and the horizontal threads are the wefts orfillings.
- In basketry, one does not use a loom.
- In the coil and stitch technique, the materials are rolled in a circular form and stitched together using a needle and a string.
- Coil and stitch materials can be sourced from
- natural materials or
- man-made materials
- Natural materials are those that can be found in the environment
- Man-made materials include synthetic.
- Materials used in coil and stitch technique should be flexible and easy to roil to form the coils needed.
- When selecting materials to make a door mat using the coil and stitch technique, consider whether they are
- easy to clean and
- non slippery.
- Always use non slippery materials to avoid slip and fall accidents
- There are different ways fo preparing materials to be used to make an item using the coil and stitch technique.
- They include
- Tearing methods
- Involves splitting materials such as banana fibres into thin strips for easier use.
- This can be done using your hands or a fibre stripper.
- Is the process of changing the original colour of materials used to make an item to different colour.
- Is a technique whereby strands of suitable materials such as rope or silk are braided together to make a single string of fibre.
- Stripping method
- Collected the suggested tools- Fibre stripper/basin/cutting tools/sisal/water
- Spilt the sisal stem into thin strips that can fit in the fibre stripper.
- Place the sisal strips in the middle of the fibre stripper and pull them through to get sisal fibre.
- Wash the fibre using clean water
- Dry the washed sisal fibre in the open sun.
- Uniformity of coils
- Consistent tension
- Collect the suggested materials and tools.
- Prepare the strand by rolling the length of the strand you need
- Use nylon paper or sellotape to wrap and cover the beginning end of the strand.
- Coil the wrapped end of the strand to form a small circle. Using a thread and needle, stitch the wrapped end of the strand by inserting and pulling the needle through the strand. Start stitching from the center as you move outwards.
- Fasten the loop after the first round by passing the needle from right towards the left onto the back of the strand.
- Continue to coil and stitch the strand to make a mat. Add more rope until you get your desired size of the floor mat.
- Finish the floor mat by fastening the end of the strand using stitches
- Display your floor mat
- Leather work involves using different types of leather materials to make items.
- Leather materials is produced from skin hides of animals.