COILED BASKETS

7th/8th grade

Baskets displayed in our library cases.

The baskets pictured on this page were made by 7/8th grade combination ART 1 classes. Baskets were made out of heavy twine/rope and yarn using a plastic needle. We used the coiled method of construction.



Each student started with 12' of rope and most requested more rope as their basket grew. Each basketmaker was required to add something extra to their basket such as loops, handles, or covers, etc. We worked on them for one week in the classroom and then the students took their baskets home to continue working for a couple of weeks. We finished them in class together. It was fun seeing little groups of students working on their baskets during lunch recess.


This project was done in connection with Native American Indian Month.