I've recently accumulated a bunch of craft books from various charity shops. They are books from the 70s and 80s books and offer instructions on how to do, and projects with, various different crafts. They are now my bibles, if I want to know how to do something, they can tell me how!
One of the projects in the book was sisal braiding, it was being used to make a rug (which is actually amazing - a to do for when I have a bigger home!)* I thought one of the circles would make a great coaster so I decided I'd have a go. I don't have any sisal, but I did have some string, so here is my string coaster.
I cut the string too short so the coaster is a bit smaller than planned. I think I will definately make some more though, and I might use some scraps of material to make a thicker coaster.
*The book is Harding, Mary 'Crafts', Book Club Associates, London 1978