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Lesson Plans

coil weaving

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Ginny Rockwood (
05 Oct 1999 19:13:55 GMT

I've had my middle schoolers do coiling, too. Once they've learned the basics,
I encourage creative use of the technique. We use different cores (ropes,
wires, pencils, etc.) and different wrappings (raffia, yarns, ribbons, ripped
rags, etc.) often in the same work. Ideas include sculptures of many sizes,
forms, colors, and textures (lots of loops and open areas), some have made
funky hats and shoes. Some sew objects to their coilings, weave into them, or
tie or hang things off them. It's a nice creative lesson after doing a
"tight" lesson. It's a dry lesson (I've occasionally dared to wear white),
and we hang them off the lights for storage between classes.


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