I spent a lot of time in my shop during the restrictions. After each shopping appointment I had to clean and tidy things away ready for the following appointment... To be honest, it was a bit of a chore, but it was the only way to keep my business open.
There wasn't really enough time in between customers to sew whilst I waited, so I started to wrap another coil rope. Each package contains 30 metres so it kept me occupied.
At the Sunday Funday Sewday last week I started to sew the covered coil and I continued working on it last week until it was a glorious bowl.
The strips work better if they are under 1" wide and over half inch wide and they don't need to be level.
I put a dab of water soluble glue on the end of each strip to hold it to the next strip. Be careful your glue isn't the kind that dries hard!
I do take my time to get a good tight wrap. This extra care makes the pot or bowl really sturdy.
The following pictures were taken when I stitched my first coiled pot, made in 2009.
I use a 90 Jeans needle or a 90 Top Stitch needle.
You can use a beautiful thread, in the top picture I used 30 weight variegated, until it ran out! Then I just continued using up bits of bobbins and last threads on spools.
Remember that the thread in your bobbin will be on the outside of your pot!
First you need to stitch a star going straight across the spiral to hold it together, like dividing a cake/pizza. I divide into 4 then 8 slices... I think you can just about see that.
You can make flat things, they are very useful too.