I have started a new construction using manila rope and jute string for the ties. The structure is fairly rigid, I am going to soak it overnight in cold water after testing a small piece. The sample piece did not shrink but did become slightly softer.
This is the finished piece with the reed bundle in place. The reed has a jute binding. The configuration of the coils is entirely flexible according to the wearer.
Starting on a sisal rope construction. This is the exposed core coiling technique using the tied method. The ties are jute string.
As the structure became bigger I added more ties after 6 rounds.
Adding the reed bundles as an edging. The reed has jute binding.