Of late, I have been making paper reeds in the fond hopes of making bowl. I had previously made a paper woven bowl and after coating it with a mixture of fevicol and water, I have found it to be quite robust!
Since rolling the paper reeds was the most time consuming part of making the bowl, I have been making these reeds as and when time permitted. So finally, when I had about 100 of these reeds, I figured it was time to make my next bowl.
This bowl is larger and more sturdy than my previous one. I have still not learnt how to end the bowl! I had no clue what to do at the end, so finished it rather abruptly!
A lot more practice is required, if I wish to end up with a smoother, more refined finish. Starting the bowl requires more precision. It is difficult to hold all the strands at the beginning and as a result, the beginning isn’t very smooth. The sides were pretty easy to do, except for the end of course Over all, am neither happy nor unhappy with my effort.
If you would like to give these paper weaves a try, this video should be of help. The language is not English, but the video is still very useful